The mission of the Department of Education and School Psychology is to provide educational leadership for a more just society in schools and community agencies. To focus on that, the department is committed to the following outcomes:

  • To provide professional education in a liberal arts context.
  • To uphold traditional values yet be responsive and sensitive to society’s changing needs.
  • To focus on the personal as well as professional development of the individual.

Learning Goals for Graduate Education Programs


  1. Understands the contexts of professional practices.
  2. Demonstrates accuracy, organization, and persistence in achieving intellectual and professional goals.
  3. Contributes to the school, district, and the broader professional community.
  4. Engages in systematic inquiry.

Learner Development:

  1. Assumes responsibility in data-based decision-making and helps to ensure that decisions are based on the highest professional standards.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of clients/students.


  1. Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of resources.
  3. Designs coherent, evidence-based interventions.
  4. Establishes favorable conditions for instruction and intervention.
  5. Uses knowledge of communication techniques to foster collaboration and supportive interactions.


  1. Takes initiative in assuming leadership roles.
  2. Initiates activities that contribute to the profession.
  3. Seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
  4. Actively participates in professional events and projects.
  5. Challenges negative attitudes and practices; is proactive in serving clients/students/colleagues.
  6. Assists and supports fellow professionals.

Programs of Study

Master of Education degree programs in the following areas:

Master of Arts programs are designed to meet the needs of students primarily interested in research-oriented programs. M.A. programs are offered in the same areas listed above with the exception of Initial teaching licensure through the School-Based Program and Initial teaching licensure through the Professional Teacher Program.

Post master’s degree programs in the following areas:

Endorsement programs in the following areas: