The mission of the College of Education and Human Development is to provide a strong academic discipline, within a liberal arts tradition; to prepare students for employment in educational institutions and in human development enterprises as well as for appropriate future scholarly pursuit; and to maintain accreditation with the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and other professional organizations. The College of Education and Human Development provides at the basic and advanced levels the planned, purposeful, and strategic interaction of general education, professional studies, and specialty studies with appropriate clinical and field experiences designed to instill within students those beliefs, dispositions, and abilities necessary to become facilitators of learning. More specifically, the College of Education and Human Development seeks to do the following:
1. Prepare professionals to recognize and to meet educational goals in the market place.
2. Encourage students to become creative thinkers, leaders in their career choices, and to become lifelong learners.
3. Instill within students those beliefs, dispositions, and abilities necessary to become facilitators of learning.
4. Implement and maintain a research-based curriculum that includes strategic interaction among general education, professional studies, and specialty areas with appropriate clinical and field experiences.
5. Conduct basic and applied research and assimilate findings that will contribute to the knowledge base, educational policy, and continuing development of the professions.
6. Serve as a model of quality teaching for the University and the public it serves. The organizing theme of learning facilitators is an extension of our philosophy and objectives. It reflects the goals we hold for our graduates and mirrors our adopted evaluation model.