Lehigh University and its College of Education thrive because, as John A. Stoops, the College’s first dean, once noted, “Lehigh’s founders taught their University to be future-minded.”

Lehigh’s education program, one of the oldest in the country, has been progressive since its inception.

Percy Hughes, a Lehigh professor who was instrumental in developing the program, revolutionized teaching methods across all university faculties, encouraged curriculum reforms and worked tirelessly to make the university co-educational.

He created extension and summer courses that allowed women to enroll and brought the first female professor to campus to teach psychology summer courses.

"All the experiences have given me the knowledge and skills I need to effectively work alongside families to help children of all ages be successful at school academically, emotionally, and socially."

Sarah Patches, Ed.S., School Psychology '15

Today, the College of Education’s dedicated faculty and students continue this forward-thinking tradition as they create rich, new learning environments and conduct research focused on improving the lives of children around the globe.

With a deep appreciation of our distinguished past, we look forward to all that the College of Education is poised to accomplish in the years to come and hope you will join us.

Lehigh University's College of Education Changes Lives

The faculty and students in Lehigh University's College of Education are changing education in the United States and beyond by developing new ways of teaching and counseling that are grounded in a strong tradition of academic research.

Ranked #49

U.S. News & World Report, Best Education Graduate School

Join the Nation's Best

Our College of Education consistently ranks in the Top 50 of U.S. News & World Report. The College of Education was ranked 49th out of 255 education colleges for 2017. In the 2016 rankings, the college was ranked 46th among 246 education colleges. 

The College of Education offers an excellent array of graduate programs led by research-active faculty who have a national and international reputation for their scholarly work in their specific areas of research.

Lehigh is deeply committed to helping its graduate students on their path toward an advanced degree, encouraging a deepening of their research interests and working to make graduate studies at Lehigh an enriching and gratifying experience.

As we look across the various metrics that are used in this assessment, it’s very apparent that the outcome is a result of the quality of the students that we are attracting, the high level of scholarship that faculty and students are producing, and the solid programs that have been designed and put in place.

Faculty in Lehigh’s College of Education have long been recognized for productivity and groundbreaking research.