Service learning at Kalawao
Ethnomathematics faculty and students partcipating in service learning at Kalawao with the National Park Services

Mission & Vision

Vision

A sense of purpose, a sense of place: Preparing knowledgeable, effective, and caring educators to contribute to a just, diverse, and democratic society.

The vision of the College of Education is to work as a community of educators who provide innovative research, teaching, and leadership in an effort to further the field of education and prepare professionals to contribute to a just, diverse, and democratic society. Our vision guides the direction and work of the college in and beyond Hawai‘i and is informed by a sense of purpose and a sense of place. The college recognizes its responsibility to enhance the well-being of the Native Hawaiian people, and others across the Pacific Basin, through education.

Mission

Preparing tomorrow’s teachers, educational leaders, researchers, exercise science professionals, athletic trainers, and counselors

Our vision guides the direction and work of the College in and beyond Hawai‘i and is informed by a sense of purpose and a sense of place. To achieve this vision, the College of Education has as its mission to work as a diverse, just, and democratic community in three areas:

  • Teaching–prepare new educational professionals and provide on-going professional development in education
  • Research–increase the knowledge base in education and related fields through the production and application of educational research
  • Service–serve as partners and leaders for excellence in education