Mission Statement

Based upon Christian values and principles, the APU School of Education prepares educators to be creative, collaborative, critical thinkers and scholars for diverse educational settings.

School of Education Learner Goals

The School of Education seeks to prepare:

  1. Ethical professionals who understand and articulate the integration of a Christian worldview in their communities of practice.
  2. Responsive educators who practice reflective, creative critical thinking in their engagement with diverse communities of learners.
  3. Informed scholarly professionals who are dedicated to collaboration, professional growth, and lifelong learning.

Professional School-level Dispositions

The School of Education has adopted a set of professional dispositions that represent the attitudes and behaviors expected of all educational professionals. These dispositions reflect the values that are central to the mission of the School of Education. In addition to maintaining satisfactory academic progress, candidates are expected to demonstrate these dispositions throughout all education programs. Candidates who fail to meet the dispositional requirements will be evaluated for fitness to practice in the profession.