School of Education Dean: Mary S. Heath Belknap Hall 603.629.4675 Fax: 603.629.4673
Mission The School of Education is committed to creating a better tomorrow by preparing students to be knowledgeable, reﬂective leaders, responsive to the needs of a diverse society. The School of Education's mission is supported by its Conceptual Frameworks: Theory into Practice: The School of Education is committed to preparing students who turn theory into practice through application of learned strategies and innovative technologies. We recognize the complex dynamics of the human experience and will strive to be sensitive and responsive to the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs of those we serve. Reﬂective Practitioners: The School of Education is committed to developing reﬂective practitioners who are self aware, intellectually curious, and dedicated to the improvement of practice through continuous professional growth. We aspire to model respect for diversity, critical thinking, and service to community. Leadership and Professionalism: The School of Education is committed to developing leadership and professionalism. We serve the community and promote innovative advocacy through collaboration and a shared vision of success.
School of Education graduates possess the breadth of academic knowledge and the dedication to excellence that they need in order to meet the changing needs of children, families, community, students, schools, and educational policy. Our programs provide a foundation for a rewarding career and a lifelong devotion to learning. Teacher Education and Certiﬁcation Programs at Southern New Hampshire University emphasize practitioner-oriented curricula that connect education theory to classroom application. We believe that today’s educators, through reﬂective practice, must be prepared (a) to integrate innovative resources and technology with time-tested approaches; (b) to understand how students with special needs and diverse backgrounds enrich schools and how to support their learning; (c) to link assessment to instruction as a tool to understand student’s learning, guide lesson planning, and evaluate progress; and (d) to use curriculum standards and frameworks as a criterion to plan instruction and measure achievement. Our education faculty believes that successful educators draw on strong values and principles to professional practice, change and growth. To help each student deﬁne a personal philosophy of education, our programs provide theoretical, practical, and research-based foundations along with the opportunity for personal reﬂection.
Southern New Hampshire University 2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog