Greetings from HSOE
System wide Administration
Dean Karen Schuster-Webb, PhD
Welcome to the Shirley M. Hufstedler School of Education. I commend you for choosing to teach; professional educators will empower the leaders who will make our future one of human, economic, and ecological sustainability in a world that is, increasingly, without borders. That’s not just my opinion. The United Nations has declared 2005-14 the decade of Education for Sustainable Development.
We want you to feel that your preparation, in terms of your subject matter, has prepared you for leadership. It’s our philosophy that there’s no greater profession that one that nurtures the mind. And no one’s education should be thought of as expendable. In your classroom, you will be able to teach critical thinking skills to your students, engage them in collaborative learning, and address issues of status, gender, ethnicity, special needs, and bias that have, historically, marked some members of the human family as expendable or that limited their choices. Thus, through your teaching will be able to encourage changes that will create a more sustainable future.
Trudy Day, EdD
Associate Dean, HSOE
Master of Arts in Education Teaching Emphasis Program
The course of study in the MAE program is a 30 credit hour degree specifically designed for classroom teachers who wish to advance their teaching skills and abilities. It is taught by instructors who are closely tied to the field, highly qualified, and who share a passionate interest in teaching and learning.
•Mission and Framework