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The James I. Perkins College of Education (PCOE) at Stephen F. Austin State University is the college of choice for students striving to achieve professional excellence through exemplary programs that are recognized at state, national and international levels.

The mission of the PCOE is to prepare competent, successful, caring and enthusiastic professionals from diverse backgrounds dedicated to responsible service, leadership, social justice and continued professional and intellectual development in an interconnected global society.

The PCOE is a reflection of the successes and achievements of its students, faculty, administration and staff. The PCOE is a vibrant and inclusive learning community that embodies access, equity, diversity, cultural relevance and collaboration in teaching, research, service and community engagement. Our programs offer real-world knowledge to prepare students to be successful professionals.

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