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The College of Education prepares its students to be reflective lifelong learners; advocates for diversity and social justice; and engaged, effective, transformative educators and mental health professionals.


The College of Education will be a recognized regional leader in the preparation and ongoing development of educators and of mental health professionals. The College will be especially acclaimed for its leadership in the following areas:

  • Performance-based assessment practices.
  • Field-based and clinical practice.
  • Evidence-based process improvement.
  • Achievements in teaching, scholarship, research and service.

Core Values

  • Education sustains democracy.
  • Education provides powers of concentration and worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.
  • Education is a life-long journey worth the effort.
  • It is our professional responsibility to create and maintain a learning environment that builds up the human spirit, both socially and intellectually.
  • We remake the world when we share our intellectual ideals, model ethical standards, embrace human diversity, and engage in civil and professional service.


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    College of Education, Dean's Office
    Faculty Office Center, Room G256
    Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Phone: 708.534.4050

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      Faculty and Staff

      Faculty and Staff

      Meet the COE faculty and professional staff.

      Special Programs & Services

      Special Programs & Services

      We provide a multitude of services to the community though the Center for Active Engagement and Scholarship, Counseling Lab, and the Family Development Center.

      Workshops & Professional Development

      Workshops & Professional Development

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