Our education academic programs will introduce you to today’s leading-edge practices in teaching and administration. Your education degree is important to us. You will not just read about education theories and approaches. You will see them modeled firsthand by HIPDET professors. As a leader in education, you will shape the minds of the future generation.
To actualize our vision and mission, we engage with our students in the classroom and in the field to: Truly listen to one another and see the world from different perspectives, Recognize how race, ethnicity, class, gender, family, and context shape human values and experience, Understand the relationship between students’ academic achievement and their emotional well-being, Demonstrate dexterity in their use of curriculum theory, pedagogy, and assessment practices, Create classroom environments that respect all students and meet the needs of all learners, Conduct research with students, educators and school communities to generate new knowledge and strategies that contribute to the field, Critically analyze and thoughtfully engage in conversations around current educational policies that impact teaching and learning in classrooms, Develop professional dispositions that help them to recognize and utilize the “funds of knowledge” of culturally and linguistically diverse families and communities and Teach and lead in a wide range of local, state, regional, national, and international settings.
The School of Education prepares highly qualified, caring, and effective educators to meet the needs of students in diverse settings within Cameroon and beyond. We do so by linking theory, scholarship, and social justice. Our programs emphasize equity, academic excellence, reflective practice, curriculum integration, and advocacy. The programs promote meaningful fieldwork in which pre-service and in-service teachers engage with students, families, and other educators within diverse communities. Our students conduct research, understand educational policies, and develop the skills required to meet the needs of all students. Through their courses and fieldwork, our students develop the dispositions that guide and support their teaching and leading.