The School of Education is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and evaluation of all teacher education programs at the University. Its central purpose is to provide pre-service and in-service educational programs to prospective teachers, in-service teachers, administrators and others engaged in educational activities in other agencies. Corollary purposes are:
- To contribute to the knowledge base in the field of educational theory and practice in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, and multi-racial society.
- To provide leadership in involving public schools, universities, and communities in collaborative educational efforts.
- To provide service to other agencies engaged in education in such a manner as to promote the realization of equal educational opportunity and equal educational results for all children.