Mission, Vision, and Core Values

The NDSU School of Education, housed within the College of Arts & Sciences, 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 Educational Leadership with options in both K12 Leadership and Higher Education, and doctoral degrees in Education with options in Adulty & Community Educaiton, Institutional Effectiveness, and Organizational Learning and Leadership.

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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