Mission Statement


The mission of the Wake Forest University Department of Education is to prepare future teachers, school leaders, and educational policy makers. Further, we strive to engage university students from diverse backgrounds and with disparate personal and professional interests in a dynamic exploration of the theoretical, philosophical, historical, and sociological foundations of education that impact teaching and learning at all levels. We commit to developing individuals who are grounded in their respective disciplines for caring and effective service in classroom, school, community, nonprofit, and public policy positions. Further, we encourage equitable and socially just educational opportunities for all students, and we work collaboratively to ensure the high quality of content and pedagogical expertise in future teachers who will enrich the communities in which they work.