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|SOE Vision for Teaching|
The College of Education and other academic departments at WNMU believe that good teachers have very intense and personal reasons for their purpose as educators and can readily provide provocative reasons for teaching. The SOE Conceptual Framework is Western's response to the question, "Why teach".
Western New Mexico University College of Education
The purpose of the College of Education at Western New Mexico University is to ignite and nurture a spirit of learning for both educator and student. Western New Mexico University is committed to preparing professional educators for PreK-12 utilizing a curriculum that supports each candidate, regardless of race, class, or age. The College of Education depicts this vision in the following ways:
The knowledge base for all professional education programs at WNMU is guided by two key principles: 1) maximize opportunities for student thinking and achievement and 2) facilitate active, participatory decision making. The faculty of the College of Education provides candidates with measurable knowledge, skills, and dispositions to advance learning. Each candidate brings a richness of emotional and cultural connection to learning. In a diverse society all individuals learn from each other thereby igniting and nurturing the spirit of learning.