About the School of Education

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At Loyola, we do more than prepare teachers. We shape accomplished educators. Our primary aim is to develop highly effective and ethical educational leaders and change agents who share our convictions about, as well as our commitment to, bringing about social justice by improving education for all children, especially those who suffer most from an inadequate system.

Our commitment to education and social justice stems from a 450-year-old Jesuit tradition that values academic excellence, integrity, service, community, and discernment. We aim to educate whole persons, in intellect, consciousness, and spirit so that they leave here with the knowledge, compassion, and moral compass to lead the way for others. Our mission is to prepare educators who can bring about fundamental change for a student, a school, or a system.

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The School of Education will be the leader in preparing educators and researchers to effectively partner with urban schools and community-based organizations as we work together to improve the quality of life for children, families, and the community at large.

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education is to provide inspirational teaching, conduct and disseminate innovative scholarship, and actualize social justice practices with school and community partners. Faculty and staff employ the principles inherent in cura personalis, caring for the whole person, in the development of transformational educators who will learn, lead and serve in the diverse and changing communities of Baltimore, the state, the nation, and the world.