The Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies’ aim is develop educators who are committed to teaching for social justice. Therefore, course work and field experiences are designed to support students in:
- Understanding and expanding their personal worldview and beliefs.
- Increasing their knowledge of schools and social systems.
- Developing methods to respond appropriately to students from diverse backgrounds.
- Teaching content in culturally relevant ways to engage all students in the learning process.
As a result, graduates from our programs are prepared to work in a diverse array of settings and be leaders in promoting academic excellence, global awareness and engagement, democratic values, and tolerance. This realizes our intent, to engage our students in developing a responsible voice within schools and the larger community.