About the College of Education

Our vision, mission, and values guide us in everything we do as a College. 


Visionary practice, principled advocacy, ethical action


The mission of the Pacific University College of Education is to be a community of thoughtful and responsive leaders who

  • inspire professionals to value and serve individuals within their unique personal, family, and community context;
  • construct and disseminate new understandings through teaching and scholarship;
  • advance critical evaluation of theory and practice;
  • advocate for justice through outreach and service in reciprocal partnership with underserved communities; and
  • cultivate learning in and through our inclusive and diverse communities.


We are guided by our core values

  • Equity
  • Access
  • Collaboration
  • Partnership
  • Agility
  • Wisdom
  • Kindness