New Student Orientation

From the Dean

Dean Moje

I am delighted to welcome you to the School of Education community. We are eager to introduce you to your new colleagues, including an accomplished student body, an energetic and supportive staff, and a world-renowned faculty.

As a great public research institution with over 200 years of history, we are proud of the unique opportunities that we are able to offer you. Our students come to the SOE with diverse experiences, perspectives, and interests. This is perhaps our greatest strength.

Wherever your interests lie, we look forward to helping you explore them deeply, even as we challenge you to broaden your horizons.

We value your commitment to using the very best education research to help develop civically engaged children, youth, and adults for a diverse and democratic society. We do this work by investigating society’s most challenging education problems; preparing educators, researchers, and policy makers; and learning in, with, and from the communities we serve. Throughout our work, we attempt to embody and promote diversity, inclusion, justice, and equity in everything we do. We are happy that you have joined us to challenge systemic inequities, create strong educational structures, contribute to meaningful reform, and develop educated people and communities. You know that education is a powerful force for change, and we know that you will play an important role in that change.

We are honored to support your academic journey and look forward to working with you.