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Conceptual Frameworks

The overriding goal of all of our education programs at Eastern Michigan University is to help candidates become caring, knowledgeable, and reflective professionals who support the twin goals of diversity and democracy in schools and society. Because we expect candidates at the advanced level to exceed the expectations we have for candidates at the initial level, we developed the following theme for our advanced programs: Inquiry, Advocacy, and Leadership for a Diverse and Democratic Society.

We believe these two interconnected themes resonate well with the mission of our education unit, which is to create an exemplary educational environment to develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, critical and reflective thinking and problem-solving abilities of our students so that they may become ethical, productive and contributing participants and leaders in a democratic and diverse society.