School of Education Project Mission Statement

Mission Statement for the School of Education Complex

SUNY Oswego's nationally accredited School of Education (SOE) equips education professionals, wellness advocates and technology managers for leadership in diverse roles in schools, workplaces and other community contexts. Students' experiences are shaped by a common commitment to social justice through ongoing reflection about one's professional practice. Faculty and students seek to explore and maximize curricula and pedagogy that reflect authentic learning, professional knowledge, informed practice, reflection, collaboration and leadership.

The architecture of the SOE will extend and complement the central campus corridor, and feature a unique signature entrance for the school. Floor plans and building structures will bring to life our mission to foster partnerships to support and promote extraordinary educators and learners. The facility will reflect and enhance vibrant connections and collaborations with other campus units. In its new home, it will continue to be a significant curricular hub for visionary programs, and engagement of all learners. The building complex will bring together SOE's academic departments, and unite its administrative units and centralized service offices to afford opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative ventures. The SOE's facilities will include state-of-the-art classrooms, well-outfitted contemporary laboratories, professional seminar meeting rooms, ample common spaces for informal gatherings, and contemporary offices for all faculty and staff.

Architectural plans must be focused on creating flexible, accessible, technology-enhanced instructional/academic spaces for authentic teaching and learning. In summation, the newly renovated School of Education facilities must exemplify Universal Design for Learning (UDL) [1] tenets, honoring and supporting physical, curricular and professional access for the widest range of possible participants. Our renovated facilities will create and exemplify flexible spaces that convey, invite and promote the value and success of all learners, now and in the future.


 

[1] Rose, D. H. & Meyer, A. (2002) Teaching every student in the digital age: Universal Design for Learning, ASCD.