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Mission and Vision

The Mission

The School of Education at Drake University is a diverse community of collaborative learners dedicated to the preparation, licensure, advancement, and continuing education of teachers, counselors, school administrators, human resource development professionals, and other educational leaders of learning communities.

The Vision

The School of Education experience is distinguished by exemplary teaching, scholarship, and services that advance the higher education experience for on-campus and extended-campus learners.

Faculty, staff, and students of the School of Education model leadership in the core areas of academic reflection, collaborative learning, and social justice. Leadership embodies the importance of creating and educating strong systemic leaders at every level in the academic setting.

The Guiding Principles

  • A belief in Academic Reflection assumes the importance of intellect, knowledge, and reason. The School of Education is a place of inquiry and scholarship in the liberal and professional arts.
  • A belief in Collaborative Learning assumes the importance of active participation and mutual responsibility among faculty, students, and constituent communities. The School of Education fosters learning and teaching.
  • A belief in Social Justice assumes the importance of education as a major pathway toward the values of democracy and equity. The School of Education promotes lifelong learning as a purposeful activity that advances global citizenship and a just society.

Diversity Statement

The Drake University School of Education is committed to diversity and inclusivity.  As members of the School of Education, we strive to work toward an affirming learning and teaching environment.  We do so by seeking to educate culturally responsive professionals who are able to work effectively with all stakeholders. Aligned with our commitment to academic reflection, collaborative learning and social justice, we seek to facilitate the development of our students as reflective practitioners, critical thinkers, and public intellectuals.

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