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
- Understands the contexts of professional practices.
- Demonstrates accuracy, organization, and persistence in achieving intellectual and professional goals.
- Contributes to the school, district, and the broader professional community.
- Engages in systematic inquiry.
- Assumes responsibility in data-based decision-making and helps to ensure that decisions are based on the highest professional standards.
- Demonstrates knowledge of clients/students.
- Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy.
- Demonstrates knowledge of resources.
- Designs coherent, evidence-based interventions.
- Establishes favorable conditions for instruction and intervention.
- Uses knowledge of communication techniques to foster collaboration and supportive interactions.
- Takes initiative in assuming leadership roles.
- Initiates activities that contribute to the profession.
- Seeks out opportunities for professional development and growth.
- Actively participates in professional events and projects.
- Challenges negative attitudes and practices; is proactive in serving clients/students/colleagues.
- Assists and supports fellow professionals.
Programs of Study
Master of Education degree programs in the following areas:
- Initial teacher license
- Initial teaching licensure through the School-Based Program
- Initial teaching licensure through the Professional Teacher Program
- Educational psychology
- School psychology
- Advanced studies
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:
- School psychology
- Principal licensure – under development
Endorsement programs in the following areas: