The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability. Our programs are united by this vision and the following program outcomes:
Our graduates are passionate and curious scholars.
They skillfully use their research and analytical skills to investigate educational issues and identify the most promising developmentally based practices to support student learning. They aim to inspire similar levels of engagement, critical thinking, and curiosity in their students.
Our graduates are creative and integrative educators.
They are adept at both discipline-based and interdisciplinary teaching methods, using emerging technologies, social interaction, and imagination to support students’ achievement of rigorous academic standards. Understanding the connection between intellectual and emotional-social growth, they help their students gain self-knowledge and assume responsibility for their own learning.
Our graduates are reflective and contemplative practitioners.
They thoughtfully implement curriculum and assessments, drawing from a solid theoretical base to guide instruction and leadership decisions. They balance action with reflection to stay centered and purposeful in active environments, offering a role model for their students.
Our graduates are change agents committed to social justice and sustainability.
They provide their students with personalized learning opportunities in an environment that promotes cultural responsiveness, critical consciousness, and equity for all. They facilitate projects that engage their students in finding solutions to community-based problems and global issues.
Our graduates are collaborative and knowledgeable instructional leaders.
They are equipped with the understandings, skills, and dispositions needed to participate in and lead learning communities. They anticipate and navigate professional, cultural, and technological shifts, modeling for their students and colleagues what it means to be flexible life-long learners.