The mission of the School of Education is to develop strategic, innovative and caring leaders, scholars, and practitioners who are empowered to fulfill the promise and purpose of education in a pluralistic and democratic society by promoting constructive change within local, state, national and global communities.
The vision of the School of Education is to be a prominent leader in education by providing high quality, rigorous, and accessible credential and degree programs that promote excellence in education.
The philosophy of the School of Education is grounded in a set of beliefs embraced by its faculty. These beliefs are aligned with our mission and vision.
The faculty of the School of Education believe that:
The purpose of the School of Education is to provide the optimal environment for all candidates to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to be effective leaders, scholars and practitioners who are empowered to promote constructive change in the communities they serve.
The School of Education’s conceptual framework provides the structure and direction for program development, course content, instructional practices, candidate assessments, and school accountability. It is aligned with the mission and vision of the university and articulates the unit’s philosophy, purposes and guiding principles as well as candidate proficiencies. The conceptual framework engages faculty, staff and candidates in ongoing assessment, analysis and reflection and provides opportunities for input from educational partnerships in the community.
The five guiding principles and corresponding candidate proficiencies that serve as the foundational and philosophical structure on which each program is developed, implemented, assessed and improved are:
The School of Education has developed an assessment system that ensures that all students who graduate from our programs demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professional dispositions to be successful.
The system supports data-driven program reviews that examine:
All School of Education teacher credential programs and service credential programs are accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). These programs include:
The School of Education at Brandman University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs that are offered at the following Brandman campuses in California:
However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the EPP offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.
Brandman University School of Education Title II Reports that include the pass rates of graduates on state certification assessments are posted on the CTC website. See the link below for the most recent report.