Mission, Vision and Goals

The mission of the Cato College of Education is to prepare highly effective and ethical professionals who have a positive impact on children, youth, families, communities, and schools and who are successful in urban and other diverse settings.       

The vision of the Cato College of Education is to be a leader in educational equity through excellence and engagement. 

Goal #1: The College of Education’s undergraduate and pre-service teacher preparation programs will produce highly effective and engaged professionals for all settings, including urban and high needs areas.
Goal #2: To expand the frontiers of knowledge and leverage discovery for the public benefit through innovative programs of graduate education (MEd, EdD, PhD) that span the disciplines.
Goal #3: The College of Education will expand the frontiers of knowledge and leverage discovery for the public benefit through innovative programs of research that span the disciplines.
Goal #4: The College of Education will engage community partners in mutually beneficial programs that enhance the economic, civic, and cultural vitality of the region.
Goal #5:  The College of Education will increase visibility and connectedness within the College of Education and across communities.