Wilmington University Mission

Wilmington University exists to meet the needs of a diverse population facing rapid social, economic, and technological changes. Education programs are designed to prepare students to begin or continue a career, to improve their competitiveness, and to enhance personal growth.

The career orientation of Wilmington University is reflected in programs that offer undergraduate and graduate degrees with practical applications in the fields of study. The University is dedicated to offering these programs at convenient times and locations.

Wilmington University will fulfill its commitment to students as a private, non-residential, open-access college that serves people with varying interests, aspirations, and abilities. Quality programs and services will be provided on an affordable, convenient basis. Students at Wilmington University will realize their potential, further their ambitions, and improve their lives.

College of Education Philosophy

In addition to goals and objectives that are consistent with the mission, the College of Education's philosophy reflects the mission of the institution. The philosophy includes preparing "students for a professional career" in education, hence the career emphasis. "Experiences that provide knowledge, theory, and opportunities…to work with children from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnic groups, and educational settings" mirrors the mission's emphasis on serving the needs of a diverse population. "Translating theory into practice" parallels the practical application in the mission of the institution.

Goals and objectives for preparing educational personnel at Wilmington University are consistent with the mission in many ways. Following is a chart with the key words of the mission of the institution on the left matched with the competencies of education programs at Wilmington University on the right:

MISSION
Key Words

EDUCATION COMPETENCIES
Key Words

Diverse population

Multiple intelligences and learning styles

Rapid social, economic, and technological changes

Current technologies

Begin or continue a career

Obtain and retain successful employment

Improve competitiveness

Communication proficiency, continuing professional development

Enhance personal growth

Involvement in the society of the modern world,

Practical applications

Implement effective classroom teaching strategies

People with varying interests, aspirations, and abilities

Variety of students' strengths, encourage creativity, cross-cultural perspectives


This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.