Mission and Vision of the Teacher Education Department
The mission of Mississippi Valley State University, known as the “Valley of Scholars”, is to provide accessible,relevant and quality academic, and public services programs to citizens of the Delta and beyond, with a particular focus on the educational needs of the south and east areas of the region. “Mississippi Valley State University will serve as the catalyst for an enhanced quality of life and increased educational opportunities for the citizens of a revitalized Mississippi Delta”.
The Teacher Education Department has as its primary mission the preparation of teachers for the public schools in Mississippi and other states. This mission is achieved by offering a well-balanced program of general education selected from the sciences and liberal arts, specialized education, and professional education.
The aim of teacher education programs at Mississippi Valley State University is to produce teachers who are Holistic Transformers: scholars, facilitators and reflective thinkers, and responsible professionals.
The vision for the College of Education is to become a key producer of classroom teachers-and therefore as a critical agent of economic growth, hope, and change-for the Mississippi Delta region. Ideally, MVSU envisions itself as being the key producer of classroom teachers who are capable of not only teaching all students, but also serving as change agents by helping children to grow and giving them hope.