Conceptual Framework

The Conceptual Framework offers an overview of the salient themes culled from our mission statement. While these themes do not address every aspect of our program, they do reflect the most pressing commitments of our faculty and the philosophical orientations of the School of Education. We are committed to preparing our candidates to use integrated methodologies; therefore, technology is infused throughout our course work. We are also deeply committed to diversity. More than any other belief, we hold that understanding, addressing and learning to respond to issues of diversity is central to our work as educators. We present it as a theme unto itself as a way of reiterating its centrality to all the programs.

The themes that follow are meant to provide students and interested parties with a substantive sense of our work at the School of Education and in the schools we serve.