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Mission Statement

The School of Education prepares individuals to be collaborative leaders and advocates for their professions. We promote education, counseling, and leadership as creative endeavors informed by research. In our initial programs, teacher candidates become analytical, competent, ethical, and reflective professionals who promote culturally-responsive practices in a pluralistic society. In our advanced programs, candidates are transformed from practitioners into key decision-makers, researchers, and partners in school and community settings.

Vision Statement

The IU South Bend School of Education will engage the greater community to develop lifelong learners who embody traits necessary to become exemplary educators, counselors, and leaders in increasingly diverse contexts. In our nationally accredited programs, we will pioneer and promote caring, innovative, transformative, and evidence-based approaches to learning. Our programs of choice will be recognized for having a positive and lasting impact locally and globally.

IU South Bend School of Education
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