Mission Statement

Saint Joseph's University Education Departments are dedicated to preparing exemplary teachers, educational leaders, and educational researchers. The department, in cooperation with colleagues in other departments, local school districts and educational leaders, seek to promote a vibrant intellectual community, recognized for preparing reflective educators and leaders committed to social justice and democratic principles; acknowledged for quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and scholarly contributions that enhance educational theory and practice in teacher education, educational leadership, special education, and related disciplines; known for leadership and other educational opportunities; and established to contribute outstanding professional service and outreach.