The vision of the College of Education (COE) is to be consistently recognized as a fully accredited and internationally respected college in the areas of science, educational technology and intercultural studies. Our vision also includes becoming nationally and internationally recognized for preparing highly skilled teachers, counselors, administrators, educational researchers and professionals who excel in school environments as well as in other economic and service areas that require training, human resources development and lifelong learning.
The COE's teacher preparation programs will be central to the mission of the university and will have national prominence. We will be at the forefront in programs for English Language Learners as well as through teacher preparation, P-16 and lifelong education initiatives, and we will be a model helping close the student achievement gap.
All of these will require that the COE be noted for the quality of its graduates, the scholarship of its faculty and the leadership and service they provide to local, regional, national and international educational communities.
Our mission is three-fold:
- Prepare highly skilled professionals to assume roles and positions in teaching, research, educational leadership and human development.
- Provide undergraduate and graduate programs grounded in evidence-based professional practice, collaboration, knowledge acquisition, reflective inquiry, pedagogical leadership, and respect for the cultural and linguistically diverse learner.
- Continuously assert ourselves as an integral part of local, state, national and international scholarly networks and communities of practice that promote innovation and contribute to scientific, educational, economic and social change.
The College of Education, with its openness and respect for others, is committed to excellence, collaboration, and the creation of partnerships. It dedicates itself to designing new and creative avenues to support students, staff, and faculty. The faculty values collegiality, professionalism, service and ethical behavior.