Mission & Vision


The School of Education’s (SOE) mission is to prepare effective educators who will learn, lead, inspire, and transform their schools and communities through critical and imaginative literacies. We see the process of learn, lead, inspire and transform as recursive and not linear. Our mission guides the SOE to prepare educators poised to positively engage in and positively impact individuals and their communities, locally, nationally, and globally. We meet our mission through programs grounded in researched-based practices, critical perspectives, and clinical experiences. Our school and community partnerships form a solid basis for program assessment and continuous improvement.


The vision of the School of Education (SOE) is to lead in transforming the educational endeavors of our region and to be recognized nationally for excellence in our work. Our programs include faculty members, who conduct research to contribute to the knowledge bases of the disciplines of education, working alongside associated school administrators and faculty who are experienced practitioners in K-12 schools. We admit applicants who are highly qualified, developed in their abilities to ensure that all pupils learn, committed to continuous improvement of their own praxis, and prepared to assume leadership roles in the school settings in which they will work.