Our mission is to enable all teacher candidates and teachers to understand, utilize, communicate, and appreciate the teaching profession in the world today and view themselves as part of that global community.
We also strive to provide teachers with the knowledge and skills to enhance learning among student populations characterized by diversity of individual learning needs, gender, ethnicity, culture, language, and socioeconomic status.
Our vision is to prepare teacher candidates and teachers to make reasoned decisions grounded in thoughtfully constructed values related to professional ethics, collaboration, diversity, and intellectual vitality.
We envision teacher candidates and teachers who use reflective thinking as a tool of practice in their development as competent and committed professionals throughout their coursework and teaching career.
We also envision teacher candidates and teachers who possess the skills and abilities to incorporate a variety of technologies to manage, evaluate, and improve student learning.