College of Education

The mission of the College of Education at TCU is to develop effective, ethical educators with a passion for learning. As professionals and active citizens in the community, the college strives to create a humane and just society in which all individuals can develop their full potential. The College of Education is governed by an ethical code that documents its obligations to students, colleagues and the community, which includes rationality and objectivity in professional judgments and actions, civility and caring in interactions with others, and encouragement of diverse views on issues of significance to society.

Consistent with the above values, the college's core beliefs connect a strong foundational knowledge base with professional practice. Professionals in education study and expand the knowledge base of effective practice and ground their practice in theory and research and acquire expertise through activities in diverse, field-based settings, which are exemplars of practice. They also promote high student achievement and a passion for learning by mastering content knowledge and effective pedagogical skills, using multiple strategies, resources and technologies to plan, implement and assess instruction and to document effectiveness with students, and synthesizing knowledge from relevant, academically diverse perspectives and a variety of theoretical orientations and approaches. In addition, educational professionals provide service and leadership in diverse settings, ranging from local to global communities; seek to improve professional settings and society; and collaborate with representatives from various groups within and outside the educational community.

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