2023-2024 Graduate Academic Catalog

Graduate School of Education Mission Statement

Equity, Inquiry, and Advocacy

We are a community of learners whose work is grounded in equity, collaborative inquiry, and advocacy. We aim to create educational spaces that cultivate deep learning, critical thinking, and social justice building from the expertise and experiences of children, youth, adults, and families. Alongside our educational partners, we co-construct learning experiences centered in collaboration and oriented toward creating sustainable and impactful systemic change. Responsive to the ever-changing field, we offer inclusive, innovative, and interdisciplinary programs framed by evidence-based theory and deeply embedded in practice. Our work is informed by liberatory practices in school and community learning spaces, constructivist pedagogies, and the relational nature of teaching and learning.