Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The NDSU School of Education, housed within the College of Human Sciences and Education, seeks to prepare highly prepared education and counseling professionals to serve the needs of the state, region, and beyond. Degree programs include sixteen undergraduate programs in secondary education, ten Master's-level programs in teacher education, Master's degrees in School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Educational Leadership, and doctoral degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision and Education (with options in Institutional Analysis and Occupational & Adult Education).

Our mission is simple:

We engage learners in the NDSU experience: to gain, create, and share knowledge and expertise that improves our communities in a complex, global society.

Our vision is grand:

We will engage, inspire, challenge, and equip learners to act authentically and ethically as they reimagine education and transform lives and society.

Our values run deep:

We believe in a sustainable process of building and refining individual knowledge, understanding, and competencies throughout life. We value providing service for the betterment of society and the well-being of its members. And we embrace diversity and diverse perspectives as we seek to eliminate the disparities and injustices in education.

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