The Coppin State University School of Education has a long history of preparing teachers and other professionals for Maryland and the nation. Indeed, our institution was founded in 1900 as a teacher-training program to serve the teaching needs of Baltimore City and surrounding counties. Today, it continues to be a major contributor to the advancement of its surrounding community, the state of Maryland, and the nation.
The mission of the School of Education is to prepare teachers and other school leaders to be "reflective facilitators of learning".Coppin State University's teacher education unit has a long history of preparing teachers and other professionals from Maryland and the nation. Indeed, our institution was founded in 1900 as a teaching-training program to serve the educational needs of Baltimore City and surrounding counties. Today, the teacher education unit continues to be a major contributor to the advancement of its surrounding community, the State of Maryland, and the nation. Within the framework of the University System of Maryland, and in accordance with the mission of the University, the unit faculty and the unit's stakeholders have identified a set of specific goals to serve as a point of reference for planning and implementing programs. They are as follows:
Goal 1: Become a model comprehensive urban, liberal arts college offering programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
Goal 2: Emphasize excellence in the academic program by improving the quality of existing programs and developing additional career-oriented programs as appropriate;
Goal 3: Use all physical, human, financial resources to implement the most effective educational and support programs possible;
Goal 4: Provide educational opportunities and appropriate learning environments for all persons, regardless of race, sex, religion, national origin, socio-economic status, physical condition or age:
Goal 5: Obtain adequate funding to provide instructional and support services essential for an urban commuter college;
Goal 6: Use University resources to provide services and support to the community.
The School of Education at Coppin State University strives to prepare reflective facilitators of learning who will take the lead in transforming teaching and learning within their own diverse settings, the State of Maryland, the region, the nation and beyond to better serve all students and their families. As a unit, we will be poised to become a world leader in preparing professionals who provide leadership and exemplary educational and related services to improve the lives of individuals in a changing and complex global society. Through collaborations with area schools, professional and community organizations, we will strive to prepare creative, culturally competent, critically reflective graduates who possess deep knowledge in their fields of study and work collaboratively to achieve high quality education for all.
The School offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs designed primarily to prepare students for professional careers. There are two departments that offer programs within the School: Teaching and Learning and Instructional Leadership and Professional Development. Each program is based on a core of general education courses from the humanities and fine arts, the social and behavioral sciences, the natural and physical sciences, and health and physical education. Majors in any Education Program may also minor in a discipline in the Arts and Sciences. Students are provided many opportunities to integrate practice with theoretical course work. Students who are interested in majoring in a program in the School should contact one of the department chairs.