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Darden College of EducationMission & Vision


The Darden College of Education is committed to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities, and service. Within the context of a diverse student body and faculty, the college strives to achieve its goals of excellence by meeting the educational needs of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and world. The College excels through the achievement of national and international prominence in the disciplines of the college and through the preparation of outstanding educators, leaders and professionals. The mission of the Darden College of Education is to prepare distinguished professionals who become leaders in their fields.


The Darden College of Education will become one of the top 50 colleges of education in the country by focusing its resources to achieve-

  • collaboration among University colleagues and other professionals around the world;
  • adherence to the highest standards of professionalism thus gaining prominence in our fields of study; and
  • a reputation for innovation in teaching, research and service in the preparation of teachers and other professionals, leaders, and scholars as we meet the needs of an ever evolving global society.

Our commitment to the college's mission and this vision adds value to the academic degree programs of the college, our research and scholarly activities, and our service to the community, the Commonwealth of Virginia, nation, and world.