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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mission & Conceptual Framework

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Education has the power to transform the lives of children, families, and communities.

Mission statement:

Prepare professionals who embrace big ideas and real-world thinking to ensure student success.

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