Educating self-directed individuals who are interested in fashioning their own arts-related course of study, equipping them to become effective advocates for arts-based education initiatives, both in and out of schools.
Developing effective leaders by providing an atmosphere that promotes the understanding of diverse viewpoints from a wide range of disciplines.
Preparing leaders with the knowledge and skills to strengthen institutions, engineer policies, and engage in direct service to positively impact the outcomes for all students in postsecondary education.
Educating students interested in the development of children and adults and how knowledge of development can be applied to educational issues.
Providing an environment for the investigation and discussion of practical approaches for improving the quality of education available to children from all backgrounds.
Combining research and practice in reading, writing, and language development.
Sharing interests including: students and adults as learners, the preparation and professional work of teachers, the organization of schools, and the role of communities in learning.
Targeting students interested in connecting cognition, neuroscience, and educational practice, especially involving learning, teaching, and cognitive and emotional development.
Training prevention practitioners, educators, and applied researchers to improve the educational, social and emotional, and postsecondary outcomes of children and adolescents.
Preparing students to lead people, schools and organizations, learning and change to make a difference in the world.
Allowing students to develop an interdisciplinary program of study that meets their specific academic and professional needs.
Preparing individuals to become middle or secondary school classroom teachers in urban settings.
Preparing students to contribute to the thoughtful design, implementation, and assessment of technology-enhanced educational innovations.