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 A Rich Past and Forward Future

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The College of Education aspires to be a place where students at both initial and advanced levels explore current research as they prepare to become competent and caring professionals who are able to work effectively with diverse populations.

Further, the College of Education seeks to provide students with global education opportunities, to inspire them toward a demonstrated commitment to service for others, and to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to excel in their chosen professions.


The mission of the College of Education is to prepare teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators to work effectively with schools and communities. Additionally, the College of Education provides all students with the technological skills, knowledge and commitment to diversity necessary for the provision of global and community service, and demonstration of professional excellence.


  1. To prepare elementary and secondary teachers, counselors, supervisors, administrators, school psychologists, counseling psychologists, special educators, and recreation workers, and wellness experts.
  2. To provide opportunities for faculty and students to pursue research and its uses in solving the problems of education, mental and physical health.
  3. To provide students with opportunities for knowledge and understanding of the multicultural society in which they live and their relationship and responsibility in such a society.
  4. To provide a sound program of guidance and to work cooperatively with other departments and colleges of the University in implementing the program.

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