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Darden College of Education and Professional Studies

The Darden College of Education is nationally recognized for preparing students to be education, industry and clinical/service professionals. We are committed to advancing our communities through research, teaching and service activities that reflect our commitment to excellence, innovation, and transformation.

The Darden College of Education hosts six departments with thirteen bachelor’s degree programs that are rigorous and innovate to prepare students to succeed anywhere. We are an institutional leader in advanced studies with over sixty graduate programs and eleven professional certificates.

Darden College of Education

We opened our state-of-the-art building for classes in January 2017. The building provides high-tech amenities, collaborative spaces for students and faculty, a two-story-high multipurpose auditorium, nine laboratories for use within STEM and industrial technology programs and a resource center dedicated to student advising and career management. .

The Darden College of Education has more than 36,000 alumni who have advanced to challenging and rewarding positions around the world.


Darden College of Education Goal $17 Million

  • Scholarships $10 Million
    • Teacher in Residence (TIR)
      • A master’s program in secondary education helping to address the teacher shortage crisis in science, mathematics and special education
    • Graduate Studies
      • 40% of all graduate students are enrolled in programs at the College
    • School Counseling
      • Recognized as program of the year from the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision at the national level
  • Student Success $2 Million
    • STEM Center
      • State of the art laboratories, transforming the traditional classroom into a more interactive, dynamic teaching and learning environment
    • Director of Innovative Technology
  • Academic Enhancements $5 Million
    • Community College Institute
    • Mental Health Clinic to serve the community
    • Summer Institute’s for practicing professionals

When asking what this scholarship means to me the answer is as simple as one word. Success. While the monetary aspect does take a relief on my financial status, it is more than that. Doors opened, chances given, and taken is what gives me the foot in the door. Being a college student, what I love most is the possibility to grow and that growth is endless.

Alyssa Goard
Landmark Foundation Opportunity Scholarship
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