The vision and mission of the professional education unit are consistent with the vision, mission, and goals of the
The mission and purpose of the professional education unit is to prepare and support skillful, reflective professionals who improve the quality of life in diverse communities. We accomplish our mission through implementation of learner-centered programs that are developmental, inquiry-focused, and standards-based.
The conceptual framework of the professional education unit, “Reflective Professionals Prepared for Success in Diverse Communities,” provides coherence to the unit’s operations and academic programs at both the initial and advanced levels. The coherence among initial and advanced curriculum, instruction, clinical experiences, and assessments reflects the unit’s shared vision and mission. Faculty endorse and promote the mission statement as philosophy and practice and are passionately committed to empowering professional education candidates who provide all learners with essential values, knowledge, and skills for the 21st Century.