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Our Vision

At the School of Education of Loyola University Chicago, future education leaders will have a transformational experience, one that prepares them to address social inequalities in both their local and global communities through the power of education and research.

Our Mission

The School of Education at Loyola University Chicago, a Jesuit Catholic urban university, supports the Jesuit ideal of knowledge in the service of humanity. We endeavor to advance equity in education in service of social justice, engaged with Chicago, the nation, and the world. In pursuit of our vision, the School of Education participates in the discovery, development, demonstration, and dissemination of professional knowledge and practice within a context of ethics, service to others, and social justice.

Our mission is social justice, but our responsibility is social action through education and research. We fulfill our responsibility by preparing professionals to serve as teachers, administrators, counselors, psychologists, and policymakers who work across the human developmental continuum, and by conducting research on issues of professional practice in schools, families, and communities.‌ In our immersive learning environment, students gain both second-to-none foundational knowledge and a strategic system-wide vision working alongside some of the top scholars and teachers in the nation. Through our rigorous curriculum, students learn to be comfortable with the uncomfortable, supported by our passionate and dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators. And they leave with lasting relationships with each other and an extensive alumni network of leaders in education across Illinois, the U.S., and the world.