A Community of Dedication
The Department of Education works closely with other units across campus in the preparation of professional educators. Numerous academic departments contribute to this mission, offering a combined 21 endorsement areas for elementary and secondary education. Faculty from the Education Department and endorsement areas work diligently to ensure their students receive a rounded and comprehensive course of study, provide opportunities for fieldwork, and prepare their students for their future careers as the next generation of teachers.
The role of a teacher is one of the most recognized and appreciated careers in our society. Teachers share their knowledge and their passion for learning on a daily basis. Dedicated professionals and life-long learners, teachers are dedicated to educating our most precious resource: our children.
Department of Education Mission
The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare student-centered educators to be professionals, leaders, scholars and practitioners.
Student-centered educators exhibit character and dispositions expected of professionals embarking on a life-long career. They relate well to diverse populations, communicate effectively and hold themselves to high ethical standards.
Student-centered educators know and apply current research to improve their instructional practices.
Student-centered educators think critically, mentor others and encourage student voice as they work to create a learning atmosphere that reflects, collaborates and advocates for the needs of the learning community.
Student-centered educators reflect, collaborate, implement, integrate, transform and build learning communities.