Mission and Vision Statements

"Educators engaged in growth"

School of Education (SOE) Vision

Indiana University Southeast School of Education will be the regional leader in promoting community partnerships to advance the education and professional development of educators and all learners.

School of Education Mission

The mission of the Indiana University Southeast School of Education is to prepare and nurture high quality, caring professionals who are leaders in the continuous improvement of schools within a diverse society.

Conceptual Framework and SOE Themes

The SOE programs share a vision for its efforts in preparing educators to work in P-12 schools. The conceptual framework establishes the direction for programs, courses, teaching, candidate performance, scholarship, service, and unit accountability. Our conceptual framework consists of four themes. These themes are: (1) High Quality, (2) Caring Professional, (3) Improvement of Schools, and (4) Diverse Society.


The mission of Indiana University Southeast School of Education is to develop high quality caring professionals who are leaders in the continuous improvement of schools within a diverse society. In recognition of the demographic shifts underway in our world, our region and our communities, the School of Education is committed to reflecting and incorporating diversity to adapt to our changing learning environment. Therefore, to prepare education professionals to meet diverse student needs we use the word “all” in our candidate outcomes. The outcomes listed below reflect the mission of the School of Education.

Candidate Outcomes

Candidates completing School of Education programs of study will demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of content and the use of best practices in delivering effective instruction to all students
  2. Dispositions necessary to help all students learn
  3. Knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to participate in school transformation

Diversity Proficiencies

School of Education Faculty and Candidates will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of and respect for diverse learners and their families.
  2. Identify social disparities that affect students and apply social justice within the classroom and the school.
  3. Create an inclusive learning community where differences are respected.
  4. Adjust lessons, educational materials, resources, guidance, and other materials to accommodate needs of all students.
  5. Examine and reflect on personal practice to reduce bias and stereotypes within their work.

SOE Dispositions

Faculty and candidates will:

  1. Respect the accepted legal and ethical norms and values of education.
  2. Effectively interact and collaborate with others and foster similar behaviors among students.
  3. Commit to diversity through equitable treatment and respect for all individuals.
  4. Exhibit personal management behaviors valued by the professional education community.
  5. Exhibit enthusiasm and respect for education as a practice and a profession.
  6. Commit to continuous self-evaluation and personal improvement.
  7. Commit to the belief that all students can learn.

Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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