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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Vision, Mission & Values

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Inspire lifelong learning and professional engagement through racial consciousness, social justice, and inclusion within a global context.

Mission statement:

Prepare professionals through research and evidence-based practices who demonstrate excellence in their profession.

University/College values:

Minnesota State University, Mankato is an innovative, student-centered learning community that values:

  • Integrity and respect in the way we conduct ourselves;
  • Diversity in who we are and what we do;
  • Access to our programs and services that create opportunities for all to pursue their dreams;
  • Responsibility to those we serve by providing an education that inspires solutions to society's challenges; and
  • Excellence in our academic and non-academic pursuits

Through its conceptual framework, the College of Education has identified a set of professional educator characteristics:

  • Innovative: Critical Thinker, Data-based Decision-maker, Life-long learner
  • Effective: Competent, Reflective, 21st Century Educator
  • Collaborative: Communicator, Interdisciplinary, Teacher Leader
  • Relevant: Understands students, Culturally Responsive, Versatile