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.
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.
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
This document is also available in PDF format.
Educator Preparation Program Annual Goals
Each year, Keene State College completed an annual report for NH DOE. As part of the process, the Educator Preparation Programs reflect on our goals from the past academic year and set new goals for the upcoming academic year.
Below are the annual goals for AY21-22 for Keene State College’s Educator Preparation Programs:
Goal 1: Successfully complete the CAEP national accreditation and state program review SSR and site visit.
Goal 2: Continue our work on building a culture of shared work and collaboration as a unit while respecting our unique programs that align with the goals and restructuring of the college on efficiently using our resources and removing silos.
Goal 3: Continue our collaborative work with the regional NH school districts and the NH DOE to develop mutually beneficial programs and support sustained, high quality professional learning activities that benefit our students as they progress through our teacher preparation programs, our schools through professional development and partnerships, and our community.