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The School of Education's Mission and Vision

The School of Education Mission Statement

The School of Education develops leaders, researchers, and teachers who bring their knowledge and experiences to bear on critical education and learning challenges across a range of educational contexts, from those in the Philadelphia neighborhoods that surround Drexel to others around the globe. Our faculty and graduates have powerful impact on the lives—from birth through advanced age—of the learners they serve. And the direct effect they have on local communities and society at large is amplified through the guidance, partnerships and preparation the offer to the next generation of teachers, leaders, and researchers. 

The School of Education Vision

The Drexel University School of Education will be among the most civically engaged, practice-centric schools of education in the nation, one that places high-quality,
experiential, immersive teaching and learning at the center of everything we do. We will collaborate with partners from Drexel’s rich array of colleges and centers, Philadelphia’s public schools, and organizations beyond our city—with them, developing innovative education practices and tools based on our shared research and experience.

America’s education challenges are urgent. They demand that we translate ideas rapidly from theory into high-impact practices—applying data and evidence to rigorously assess results, and using even our failures to quickly redesign and improve. This entrepreneurial approach, combined with our intense focus on education practice and Drexel’s unwavering partnerships with our community’s schools and organizations, will be distinctive of SoE. And these three forces—practice, partnerships and entrepreneurship—will deepen Drexel’s impact on how we prepare students to be teachers, leaders, and producers of new thinking about teaching and learning.

We invite you to learn more about how we will apply our Mission and Vision to achieve our goals by visiting our Strategic Plan page.