Our mission: Grounded in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural approach, the program provides opportunities to model collaboration across disciplines and to learn from one another while working effectively with all cultures, groups, individuals and their ecologies. This is congruent with the greater mandate of the University to integrate teaching, research, and service as we respond in order to build strong interdependent systems.
As our mission reflects, we feel it is our responsibility to help prepare graduate students to be educational and community leaders, by recruiting quality students, engaging them in relevant research, and providing them excellent instruction and state-of-the-art support so they may become culturally competent, proficient, confident, caring, and reflective professionals. Upon completing our program, we expect our graduates to be able to provide quality leadership for individuals and communities as well as the public and private schools, agencies and organizations of which they are a part.
We also invite you to learn more about our PhD Program, which you can visit HERE!