The College of Education is a vibrant community of students, academic programs, faculty, staff, and partners all working together to make the world a better place. We strive to ensure our academic programs generate deep, meaningful learning in real-world settings, resulting in more just, healthy, and educated communities.
From Mark Girod, Dean of the College of Education
Several core values underlie all our work including justice, equity, inclusivity, service, and application of our gifts in the real world. Our shared goals are to improve the world for our communities, the individuals with whom we work, and the world at large. That is an audacious goal – to change the world – but we strive for no less and we want others to join us in the quest to make the world a better place through the work we do together!
If you are curious about how we work to accomplish our major goals, check out the College of Education Theory of Action. Here you can learn more about how we organize ourselves, how we invest our internal resources, and how we allocate our time and energy in ways that contribute to our two major goals – to deliver excellent academic programs and to serve our communities – so we can indeed change the world.
Undergraduate and graduate programs
Dedicated faculty and staff members
Graduates each year
The stars below show the pieces that form the College of Education’s “theory of action” – our roadmap for achieving our goals. We see this occurring at two levels. First, there must be faculty and program-level work so we can change ourselves. Second, there must be college and community-level development so we can change the world around us.
Our academic programs prepare skilled professionals in the fields of education, interpreting, American Sign Language, health promotion, and exercise science.
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The J.E.D.I. office works to ensure our teaching, service, and research is grounded in principles of justice, equity, inclusion, and diversity.