Mission & goals
Our purpose within the NAU community
In accordance with NAU’s Mission Statement, our department strives daily to support our students with the challenging academic rigor they have come to expect.
“Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich the lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.”
For more information on NAU’s higher arching mission, vision, and goals, we invite you to visit the Office of the President’s website.
College of Education goals and objectives 2016 to 2020
“We develop educational leaders who create tomorrow’s opportunities.”
The College of Education at Northern Arizona University embraces its mission to prepare competent and committed professionals who are equipped to make positive differences for children, students, and adults in educational settings and communities. Through active interchange among students, staff, faculty, alumni, and stakeholders, we will form solutions that address university and college strategic goals in a compassionate, inclusive, and diverse environment.