Our Mission

The Graduate School of Education’s mission is to prepare a diverse cadre of highly qualified teachers, leaders, knowledge developers, and disseminators.

This mission is in keeping with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity. We strive to educate teachers, school leaders, and school personnel who are distinguished by their academic expertise, ethics, and commitment to providing educational opportunities to the broad spectrum of society. To actualize its mission, the School of Education has made the following commitments: 

  • To recruit and serve a diverse student body.
  • To provide high-quality instruction in order to prepare skilled education practitioners who will maximize their potential for excellence in their career pursuits. In addition to providing a strong curriculum based on research and cutting-edge education practices, instruction promotes development of students’ critical, analytical, technological, and research competencies.
  • To offer students a highly professional and competent faculty with a diverse, wide range of experiences.
  • To conduct research and demonstration activities that contribute to the development and promulgation of new educational theories and practices for the benefit of future generations of PreK – 12 students. Our graduate students are encouraged to participate in the School’s research undertakings.
  • To use our resources to provide services to the broad metropolitan community and to simultaneously nurture among our students their own long-term commitments to community service.