The University of North Carolina’s schools, colleges and departments of education, in collaboration with public school partners and others, are committed to producing professional educators of the highest quality and to support their continued development on behalf of children in North Carolina.
A Vision for Excellent Schools of Education
- EXCELLENT SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION, with vision for the future and a spirit of innovation, produce and support professionals who create and sustain high standards of professional practice. Excellent Schools of Education are strongly committed to the continuous improvement of professional preparation, professional development, and the public schools and other human service agencies where their graduates will work.
- EXCELLENT SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION produce graduates who possess the knowledge, skills, and values to create safe, well-disciplined, and caring learning environments for students and clients. Excellent Schools of Education insist on external assessments and performance reports of their graduates and programs. They use this rich array of information to establish policies and practices for ongoing program improvement. Excellent Schools of Education also set standards for developing, supporting, and evaluating the work of faculty and administrators and for ensuring an appropriate balance among teaching, research, and service.
- EXCELLENT SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION are committed to advancing the profession of education and public schooling. They establish long-term, stable, interdependent, self renewing, and mission-driven partnerships with field-based professionals. They value the benefits of purposeful partnerships with public schools, social service agencies, businesses, and other stakeholders in education. They actively seek linkages that reciprocally influence policies and practices to improve performance.
- EXCELLENT SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION are committed to generating research-based knowledge to improve teaching and learning. They are equally committed to using this research-verified knowledge to improve professional preparation and practice, recognizing that research findings must be relevant to a wider audience of practitioners as well as to colleagues in the higher education community.
EXCELLENT SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION strive to be benchmark learning organizations. They seek to be recognized for the quality of their accomplishments and emulated by other schools, colleges, and departments in higher education.