The Educator Preparation Program at Keene State College developed the Mission, Vision, and Shared Values and Beliefs document with input from a variety of stakeholders and partners, including the Educator Preparation Council, Educator Preparation Steering Committee, and Educator Preparation Advisory Committee. The mission of the Educator Preparation Program at Keene State College is the foundation for the work we do; our vision is the inspiration of what we hope to become.
Mission Statement The mission of Educator Preparation is to work in collaboration with B-12 partners to prepare competent, reflective teachers and other professional school personnel who utilize best teaching practices and create developmentally appropriate educational environments for diverse learners. We integrate liberal arts with discipline-specific knowledge and professional preparation for each program we offer, and incorporate state and national standards for each specialty area.
Vision Statement The vision of Educator Preparation is to graduate professionals in the field of education who are advocates for social justice and equity, possess intellectual and personal integrity, and are responsive to the needs of all students in a constantly evolving world.
Shared Values and Beliefs Keene State College Educator Preparation faculty, in collaboration with cooperating professionals, generated four themes to further elaborate on our shared mission and vision. These themes weave through our curriculum for beginner teachers and advanced-level professionals at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Keene State College Educator Preparation Program and its licensure areas strive to prepare educational professionals who:
- Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process
- Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors and meet high expectations and standards
- Understand the world through multiple perspectives
- Contribute to a just and equitable world