Education Department

About Us

Mission

We cultivate successful education professionals in a diverse community that practices innovation, discovery, and experiential student-centered learning.

Vision

The Department of Education will be the model for preparing highly qualified education professionals by inspiring creativity and innovation, embracing local and global challenges, and transforming lives through the integration of teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities.

Values

  • Academic Excellence– We promote academic quality and excellence through relevant teaching, learning, scholarship, and creative activities with faculty who lead by example in an evidence-based culture.
  • Experiential Learning– Our polytechnic identity fosters an integrative approach to education through collaboration, discovery, learn-by-doing, and the innovative use of technology and other tools. We value critical thinking, reflection, informed risk-taking, and continuous learning.
  • Student Success– We are committed to educational experiences and supportive services that engage and challenge our students, build on student strengths and culture, enhance personal well-being and growth, provide career opportunities in education, and foster ethical citizenship.
  • Inclusiveness– Our diversity across multiple dimensions reflects and enhances our community. We are welcoming and respectful, and we value diversity. We promote social justice through equity, access, and advocacy.
  • Community Engagement– We foster reciprocal, meaningful, and socially just relationships with community partners and stakeholders in all spheres of education.
  • Social and Environmental Responsibility– As global citizens, our individual and collective actions reflect our commitment to one another, society, and the environment as we shape the future in positive ways.