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Mission Statement

The Mission of the Manhattanville College School of Education, inspired by the College Mission statement, is to educate candidates to become ethically and socially responsible teachers and school leaders for participation in the educational community.

We are committed to doing that by:

1. Ensuring the intellectual, ethical and social development of each candidate within a community of engaged scholars, teachers, and school leaders. We are committed to doing that by developing our candidates' capacities in the following domains of competence:

  1. Learning and teaching: Candidates' teaching is based on knowledge, learning theories and best practices, family and community influences, and local, state, and national standards.
  2. Liberal arts: Candidates understand the importance of demonstrating mastery of literacy on two levels: a broad base of content knowledge necessary to support student learning and solid literacy skills that include reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

2. Encouraging each candidate to apply his or her development as an independent leader and creative thinker, to career and personal goals. We are committed to doing that by promoting in our candidates the following unit competency:

  1. Professionalism: Candidates are committed to being leaders in the educational community.

3. Providing a diverse campus community whose members know, care about and support each other and actively engage the community beyond. We are committed to doing that by developing our candidates' capacities in the following two unit domains of competence:

  1. Diverse learners: Candidates understand and meet the varying needs and interests of each student with sensitivity to racial, ethnic, socio-economic, ability, and gender differences.
  2. Family, school and community: Candidates value and recognize the importance of being informed by the community to support student learning.

Through professional and collaborative teaching, research, and self-governance, in cooperation with Liberal Arts and Sciences faculty, and in partnership with local educational agencies, we will model intellectual and ethical individual and institutional practice for our candidates.