Mission, Vision and Philosophy
UW Oshkosh's College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) is distinctive in its commitment to preparing educators and professionals as caring intellectuals. This conceptual framework drives all decisions made by the college's faculty and staff. The framework focuses on the preparation of the following broad outcomes for educators, human services professionals and counselors:
knowledge of content, culture and learning
understanding of pedagogy, diversity and curriculum
skills and dispositions of reflective professionals, skillful practitioners, change agents and lifelong learners
The mission of the College of Education and Human Services is that the college will be a community of inquirers working collaboratively to make living a humane and hopeful experience for all. Our ultimate purpose is to prepare professionals in education, counseling and human services who are caring intellectuals.
As a college, we maintain a vision that the COEHS will be an intellectually rigorous and diverse community dedicated to the development of caring professionals who powerfully impact education and social programs in our global society (Noddings, Giroux, Freire).
The COEHS is highly responsive to changing societal needs and provides programs which enable students to obtain the broadest possible professional preparation, without sacrificing the depth of training essential to prospective employees.