Operating Structure

Select an office from the coordinating structure below for more information about it. A text version of the Department's coordinating structure and descriptions of offices' roles and functions are also available.


U.S. Department of Education Organization Chart Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary Office of the Secretary and Deputy Secretary Office of Finance and Operations Office of Finance and Operations Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of Elementary and Secondary Education Office of English Language Acquisition Office of English Language Acquisition Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Institute of Education Sciences Institute of Education Sciences Office of Inspector General Office of Inspector General Office for Civil Rights Office for Civil Rights Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development Office of the General Counsel Office of the General Counsel Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs Office of Legislation and Congressional Affairs Office of Communications and Outreach Office of Communications and Outreach White House Initiatives White House Initiatives** Office of the Under Secretary Office of the Under Secretary* Office of Postsecondary Education Office of Postsecondary Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education Federal Student Aid Federal Student Aid

* The Office of the Under Secretary is responsible for the administration of the White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

** The White House Initiatives administered by the Office of Communications and Outreach are: Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships; White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Native Americans and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities; White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics; and White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Black Americans.



   
Last Modified: 11/22/2021