Contact Info

          School of Education
          140 Butterfield Hall
          310 Scotland Road
          Edinboro, PA 16444
          Phone: (814) 732-2724

          Dr. Erinn Lake
          Interim Dean: School of Education
          Executive Director:
          School of Graduate Studies and Research
          Office: 145 Butterfield Hall
          Phone: (814) 732-2724
          Email: lakee@edinboro.edu

          Mission, Vision and Goals



          Edinboro University’s School of Education has one of the top teacher preparation programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Our mission, vision and goals are outlined below.

          NCATE Unit’s Mission Statement

          The mission of the NCATE Unit at Edinboro University is to prepare highly qualified professionals who meet the needs of P-12 schools, community agencies, health and fitness organizations, and the broader workforce. Clinical experiences for candidates are designed to assist agencies and to help public schools meet the challenges of state and federal accountability measures while providing optimum learning experiences for students. Program development is based on a philosophy of continuous improvement through ongoing assessment. Candidates are encouraged to promote the ideals of American citizenship and to improve the quality of life for all people in a diverse and technologically sophisticated society.

          NCATE Unit’s Vision Statement

          Edinboro University prepares highly qualified teacher candidates and related professionals who effectively facilitate learning. Through knowledge, skills, dispositions, experiences and understanding of our diverse and global society, our candidates successfully contribute to the future of their students, to their own professional development, and to the well-being of the larger community.

          NCATE Unit’s Goals

          Effective facilitators of learning will:

          • Embrace diversity
          • Demonstrate effective pedagogical skills, content knowledge, and knowledge of the learner
          • Utilize community resources
          • Engage in professional development and lifelong learning
          • Make informed decisions
          • Contribute to the community through civic action
          • Use motivational and management skills
          • Integrate technology
          • Communicate effectively
          • Creatively plan, adapt and assess instruction