The mission of the School of Education is to prepare and sustain exemplary teachers, trainers and administrators through emphasis on scholarship, diverse clinical experiences, and practice in effective service delivery.
To achieve its mission, the School of Education draws upon a broad assortment of institutional resources, including staff and programs in other schools and colleges of the University. Additionally, the facilities of local school districts, other public agencies and private corporations are regularly utilized to provide students with a rich spectrum of laboratory experiences.
The School of Education achieves its mission in concert with the metropolitan vision affirmed by the University of Michigan-Dearborn:
At the University of Michigan-Dearborn, we believe that a university needs to be an active partner in addressing the challenges its communities face. We seek to bring the knowledge resources of the University into engagement with the needs of the people of southeastern Michigan. We aim to achieve a major impact in meeting the needs of our regionís evolving economy, environment and culture.
Three key elements in the Universityís metropolitan vision are core concerns and central foci of academic programs, faculty scholarship and outreach activities of the School of Education:
- meeting the needs of preschool and K-12 education in the region,
- addressing racial and ethnic discrimination, and
- developing effective regional leadership.