Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The School of Education and Human Development is dedicated to preparing students for effective practice, leadership, and service in accordance with the mission of Lynchburg College.

The School is committed to quality undergraduate and graduate programs to enable teachers, counselors, and administrators to become professionally competent and to be aware of the importance of their work in the lives of their students, clients, and colleagues.

The School intentionally sensitizes its students to the diversity of human experience and to the reality of the many lives which will be touched by their actions and decisions.

Conceptual Framework

The programs of the School of Education and Human Development are centered on excellence and focused on the future. The School endeavors to create a learning environment that develops the breadth of knowledge and other characteristics traditionally associated with a liberal arts education.

In addition, the School focuses on preparing students for effective practice, leadership, and service.

Practice

In alignment with the mission of Lynchburg College, the School of Education and Human Development focuses on depth of knowledge within the field of study with strong value placed on academic excellence and the development of professional competence.

At Lynchburg College and within the School of Education and Human Development, available facilities, resources, and extensive community-based field experiences progressively simulate real-world situations to enhance the development of professional skills.

These characteristics and resources converge to produce the ultimate goal of the School of Education and Human Development: the cultivation of the reflective practitioner.

Leadership

Echoing the mission of Lynchburg College, the School of Education and Human Development seeks to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become strong leaders in their chosen professions and to prepare them for wholehearted participation in a global community.

Lynchburg College students are encouraged to engage in leadership experiences within the School of Education and Human Development and the larger college community.

Service

Throughout its history, the School of Education and Human Development has continued its commitment to community service through preparation of professionals of strong character and balanced perspectives who respect and support broad diversity in the local community and in the global society.

Through intentional instruction in coursework, as well as special programs, the School seeks to sensitize its developing professionals to the diversity of human experience and the needs of those who will be served while teaching the skills and strategies to serve them effectively.

For more information about the School of Education programs, please contact the School of Education at 434.544.8381 or email Dr. Jan S. Stennette, Dean of the School of Education and Human Development at stennette@lynchburg.edu.