Mission & Diversity
The Department of Teaching and Learning directly supports the University’s mission at both the undergraduate and graduate program levels through the integration of innovative teaching, research, community engagement, and creative activity designed to produce competent professionals who desire to teach in challenging, inclusive, and supportive learning environments or assume positions of service and/or leadership in schools and/or other organizations.
The faculty, staff and students of the Department of Teaching and Learning recognize and value diversity. The department embraces the contributions of all groups, including those formed by gender, ethnicity, race, culture, sexual orientation, age, religion, personal experience, disability and ability in the creation of a diverse, inclusive environment. Professional preparation of students in the department and college includes knowledge of diversity issues, recognizing the benefit to all from the combination of many voices. This affirmation of diversity is critical to developing students as full partners in local, national and global communities.