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UNO College of Education

Mission Statement

The College of Education (COE) at the University of Nebraska at Omaha celebrates and embraces its unique metropolitan mission to prepare dedicated professionals committed to excellence in education and human development. Our candidates acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions of leaders ready to fulfill critical roles in shaping the future of their communities. COE provides resources and opportunities for the growth and development of dedicated practitioners, reflective scholars, and responsible citizens through a wide variety of academic programs. Through these programs we foster a climate that encourages, supports, and challenges our candidates by:

  • Providing initial preparation in teaching, recreation, exercise science, athletic training, health, and library science consistent with standards in the professions;
  • Providing advanced preparation in school administration, counseling, teaching, library science, speech-language pathology, and mental and physical health consistent with standards in the professions;
  • Applying principles of learning and assessment through a variety of tools and technologies that inform best practices;
  • Utilizing new and emerging technologies to support the teaching-learning process;
  • Building creative and critical thinking skills to encourage reflective practice and lifelong learning;
  • Engaging candidates in basic and applied research on campus and in the community;
  • Challenging candidates to address issues of social justice and become agents of change;
  • Engaging candidates in dynamic and culturally rich service and learning experiences on campus and in the community;
  • Identifying knowledge bases that value diversity and incorporate urban and global perspectives; and
  • Modeling and communicating high standards of professional and ethical behavior.