1.2 Summarize the professional education unit, its mission, and its relationship to other units involved in the preparation of professional educators.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development serves as “homebase” for the Fresno State professional education unit. The professional education unit has been fully accredited by NCATE since 1953.
The Kremen School is committed to developing the knowledge, skills, and values for educational leadership in a changing, diverse, and technologically complex society. Collaboration with the educational community and all constituents of the University is at the center of the Kremen School’s Conceptual Framework. Because of the collaborative relationship with other colleges within the university, educator preparation is truly an all-university endeavor.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is a center for academic excellence and collaboration in the fields of education and counseling. Graduates are leaders for diverse communities who advocate for high standards and democratic values with attention to professional ethics and diversity as they work to make a difference in the lives of those they serve.
The Kremen School of Education and Human Development's mission is the recruitment and development of ethically informed leaders for classroom teaching, education administration, counseling, and higher education. This NCATE-accredited unit fosters the candidate dispositions of collaboration, valuing diversity, critical thinking, ethical judgments, reflection, and life-long learning. Our mission is realized through a framework of teaching, scholarship, and services that addresses regional, state, national, and international perspectives.
The Kremen School theme, "Leadership for Diverse Communities," places considerable emphasis on an educator who can function effectively as a leader in a culturally and linguistically diverse society. Program preparation fosters the realization that all people can learn by preparing those who work in our field to function more effectively and productively in a mutable and increasingly diverse society.