About the College of Education

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Experience real-world preparation at Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Education. You will engage in learning that expands your thinking, strengthens your skills, and professionally prepares you for your career.

Begin a lifetime of rewarding opportunities by enrolling in the College of Education.

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The College of Education is a community engaged in anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices striving to advance social justice and equitable outcomes leading to measurable growth.  


  • Empower Learners: We establish environments that stimulate intellectual curiosity, promote advocacy for changing unjust power structures, and advance equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Foster Collaboration: We work collectively with internal and external partners to achieve mutually shared outcomes.
  • Promote Reflective Practice: We advocate for personal and programmatic development through the process of reflection, revision, and/or refinement.
  • Respect Diversity: We form a community that values varied perspectives that contribute to anti-oppressive change.


We support, prepare, sustain, and make meaningful contributions that cultivate anti-oppressive change. Through culturally sustaining, anti-biased, anti-racist practices, we foster educational environments that promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in response to the needs of our institutional partners and the broader community. Our collective work is guided by our belief in each other, our collaborations, our scholarly work, and practitioner engagements.  

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