We envision a world in which education positively contributes to each person's ability to reach her or his potential in acting for society's good.
Our mission is to prepare learner-sensitive educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to contribute to a better society.
Mission, goals and objectives of the department and programs.
The mission of the Department of Education is to prepare learner sensitive educators with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to contribute to a better society. The Learner Sensitive Educator Conceptual Framework is the shared foundation for all education programs at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). The framework is built on a foundation of professional standards and emphasizes five themes: reflection, collaboration, empowerment, social justice, and technology.
In addition to preparing teachers for licensure in Birth to Grade 12 (P-12) settings, the department provides a wide range of in-service and graduate programs for educators in school and non-school settings. Department faculty are also engaged in a variety of research and development activities related to teaching and learning.
The Ed.D. with a major in Teaching and Learning is a degree for the professional development of P-12, community college and university faculty and administrators, and professionals in other human service professions. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners.
The goals of doctoral study in this program are to help students:
The goals of the Master of Education (M.Ed.) Cohort Program:
The Education Administration Licensure Program:
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s Education Administration Licensure Program offers developing principals and superintendents the necessary tools to succeed as leaders in the field. Our commitment to theoretical inquiry, applied research and practical training provides a rigorous learning environment for students to engage with critical questions in educational administration today. Our graduates are: forward thinking, innovative, engaged in community, culturally competent, technologically savvy, and strategically minded.
Importantly, our graduates articulate a clear vision of successful leadership and actively demonstrate a commitment to ensuring quality educational experiences for all teachers and students.
The Educational Administration Program is an applied certificate program for the professional development of principals and superintendents. The mission of the program is to produce scholarly practitioners.
The goals of this program are to help students: