School of Education

Vision, Purpose & Conceptual Framework

Vision Statement

The School of Education prepares innovative educators to serve in classrooms, local communities, and across global contexts with a deep commitment to justice-oriented approaches that elevate educational experiences, opportunities, and life outcomes for all learners while collectively working toward liberation for oppressed peoples.

Purpose Statement

We believe in the transformative power of education to cultivate a society rooted in justice, joy, love, and respect. The purpose of the SOE, in collaboration with our community partners, is to support the development of critically reflective and responsive educators who affirm and uplift the identities of all learners, their families, and the communities they serve. Leveraging our collective agency, we are committed to inquiry-based and justice-centered praxes to improve educational experiences and outcomes for PK–12+ youth, particularly learners from oppressed communities.

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