The Graduate School of Education’s vision is to create premiere educational opportunities for all learners.


The mission of the Graduate School of Education is to prepare exceptional teachers, school leaders, and scholars; to conduct innovative and relevant educational research to solve important problems in education; and to engage in collaborative, creative partnerships that contribute to improving educational practice in communities, schools, the nation, and the world.

Core Values

GSE faculty members strive to be leaders in the field of education.

Faculty and staff believe in, and use, socially just and culturally responsive practices in teaching, service, and research.


Faculty prepare high quality teachers and school leaders across curriculum, age spans, and diverse learning environments.

Faculty provide high quality programming using a variety of research-based, innovative teaching tools and techniques, including clinically-rich experiences for students at all levels (i.e., undergraduate, master's, doctoral).

Culture, Climate, & Collaboration

Faculty, staff, and students create and sustain a collaborative environment where ideas are valued and respected, and where successes are celebrated.

Faculty and staff have ongoing collaborative partnerships with other campus departments, as well as local, regional, national, and international organizations, agencies, and schools.


Faculty are engaged scholars, actively conducting timely, meaningful research and scholarship.

Faculty research contributes to the field, schools, and communities and informs and improves practice.

Last Updated: 3/6/17