Message from the School of Education's Dean

Welcome to Webster University's School of Education, a leader in developing a world of learners through knowledge, leadership and life-long learning. We are a community of educator-scholars who apply critical reflections and creative energies to enhance learning in schools and other educational settings.

The School of Education is committed to preparing educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to "make the world worthy of its children" (Casals, 1970). We do this by offering programs that insist on an active approach to learning; collaboration with colleagues, students, families, and communities; and respect for diversity through responsive teaching and learning that values differences.

Our long and successful history of preparing teachers, administrators, and community educators is evidenced in our over 12,000 alumni. Our education programs are recognized for their excellence and approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, by the International Reading Association, and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Partnerships with area school districts and organizations enable our faculty and students to teach and learn within the context of real schools with all the challenges, diversity, and opportunities that bring learning to life. Webster University's worldwide context and emphasis on global citizenship permeates the content of the curriculum and faculty expertise. Candidates in the School of Education can interact with learners from around the world through online education and/or study at one of the university's many international campuses.

Please join our community and share the joy and energy that comes from an environment in which learners and learning are celebrated, relationships are fundamental, and intellectual curiosity and responsibility are pervasive.

Brenda Fyfe, Dean
Webster University School of Education