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:
Key Words
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

Wilmington University Mission

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