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The Seattle University College of Education will be an educationally excellent learning
community that prepares professional leaders dedicated to education for justice and
service to others.
The College of Education strives to be a scholarly learning community of students, staff
and faculty characterized by collegiality and collaboration.
The College of Education strives to lead by collaboratively serving others from a
grounding in the ethics and values of the Jesuit tradition.
The College of Education strives to provide a curriculum relevant to the needs of the
profession, the greater society and supported by the best practice and research.
The College of Education strives to welcome and represent the diversity of our society
through its teaching, programs, students, and personnel.
The College of Education strives to produce graduates who are compassionate and
effective professionals in their respective areas of preparation.
Collaboration The faculty, students and staff of the college share knowledge among
individuals with complementary skills who interact together to develop understanding
that leads to enhanced outcomes. Programs and curricula reflect the knowledge, skills,
and dispositions to collaborate within and among P-12 schools, colleges, universities,
families, community members and organizations.
Diversity A commitment to understanding and responsiveness to human differences is
articulated and practiced throughout all aspects of the programs, including admissions,
curriculum and student field experiences.
Global Vision Programs provide opportunities to learn about the world beyond the
border of the United States, and to learn about American society’s relation to and place
in the larger world system. (ASCD Yearbook, 1991).
Technology Program curricula address the benefits and limitations of technology, and
develop students’ knowledge and skills in the appropriate application of current and
emerging technology in the practice of their professions.
Education for Justice The college has a commitment to education for justice consistent
with the Jesuit tradition, that includes advocacy and action on behalf of others and
reflects beliefs in the dignity of the human person and the rights of individuals in a just
society to fully participate in socio-cultural, economic and political structures that affect
Academic Excellence Faculty are outstanding teachers/scholars, dedicated to service
and actively engaged in making quality contributions to their professions. The curricula
they deliver are rigorous and reflect current best practices in their professions. Their
curricula anticipate and create the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for future
leaders in their professions. Assessment of students includes course grades,
comprehensive examination results, and qualitative standards of their respective
professions demonstrated throughout students’ entire programs.
Goal I. To prepare practitioners and policy makers to be educational leaders.
Goal II. To model collegial and collaborative communities in our interactions among
faculty, staff, students, and external constituencies.
Goal III. To provide leadership for scholarly activities and best practices in teaching
Goal IV. To increase visibility and reputation of College of Education and its
influence with the professions and policy making bodies.
Download a PDF of the College of Education's Conceptual Framework.
Download a PDF of the College of Education's Strategic Plan.
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