School of Education

Anthony Scheffler, PhD, Dean 


The Mission of the School of Education at Lindenwood University is to prepare educators, counselors, social workers, and leaders who meet the standards set forth by the national accrediting organizations, state licensing agencies, and/or other learned societies.

Our program completers are

  • Educated in the theory and research-based practices of their content field from a global perspective.
  • Able to demonstrate best practices in pedagogy and adult learning/andragogy.
  • Caring professionals who are disciplined and others-centered. They are skilled in communication and collaboration with diverse learners, colleagues, community, and other stakeholders.
  • Lifelong learners who pursue ongoing professional development in order to respond to the changing needs of their educational context.

The Lindenwood University School of Education is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning environment that nurtures the growth and development of all regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, language, religion, or sexual identification. The School of Education believes learning is enriched by diversity of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints and strives to promote and support a diverse and inclusive learning community of mutual respect, which encompasses the engagement of all involved—students, faculty, and the community.

The School of Education undergraduate programs are comprised of the Teacher Education Department and the Social Work program. The following degree programs, minors, and certifications are offered:

Teacher Education Department

  • Early Childhood Education, BA
  • Early Childhood Special Education, BA
  • Educational Studies, BA
  • Elementary Education, BA
  • Middle School Education, BA
  • Special Education, BA
  • K-12 and 9-12 certifications
  • Education Minor (Non-Certification)
  • Education Minor K-12
  • Education Minor Secondary 9-12
  • Special Education Minor K-12 

Social Work Program

  • Social Work, BSW
  • Social Welfare Minor