Within the Beeghly College of Education the Educational Foundations, Research, Technology and Leadership (EFRTL) faculty are dedicated to teaching, conducting, and disseminating research, and participating in community and university service in order to:
- provide undergraduate, master's level, and doctoral level students with skills and perspectives for the purposes of informing, assessing, and changing themselves, schooling, and education
- engage in dialogue with education practitioners, leaders, and community institutions toward ends which complement our mission with students
- and contribute to specific community service efforts which grow out of a commitment to develop increased skills in intergroup relations, to aid individuals and groups in the development of proactive programs which would further the cause of social justice, and to encourage an ethic of caring in the professional community at large.
Basic to all other commitments would be our underlying dedication to democratizing schooling and community education.