Mills College School of Education

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Transform Education.

The Mills College School of Education prepares future teachers, leaders, and practitioners for work in schools, communities, nonprofit organizations, museums, and medical settings. Our work focuses on racial equity and social justice and a deep commitment to community engagement and inquiry. Our location in Oakland, California, enables us to tap into the rich resources of the San Francisco Bay Area which strengthens our ability to educate leaders for urban settings.

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Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education Programs prepare you to become early childhood teachers, professionals, and cross-disciplinary leaders who support children’s learning, development, and overall well-being.

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Teacher Education

Our Teacher Education Programs are designed to prepare professional, reflective, collaborative, and visionary teachers who are committed to improving K–12 education in urban schools.

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Educational Leadership

Our Educational Leadership Programs are designed for working practitioners who hold or seek leadership positions in settings such as urban public school systems, higher education institutions, nonprofit organizations, and early childhood educational programs.

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Mills College Children's School

At the heart of our Early Childhood Education Programs is the Mills College Children's School, the oldest laboratory school west of the Mississippi. You'll put theory into practice at this internationally renowned facility.

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Community Partnerships

Connect your work to the community through our partnerships with individuals and organizations focused on creating opportunities for students and teachers and improving educational quality.

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Faculty Scholars & Researchers

Our School of Education faculty are widely renowned for scholarly research that addresses critical and timely educational issues and contributes to the advancement of educational practice.

Our faculty and students, our program directors and staff, each play a key role in cultivating an authentic and vibrant environment where a critical lens to teaching and learning is relied upon so that we are able to do our best work and the greatest good for the most people.

WENDI S. WILLIAMS, PhD
Dean, Mills College School of Education
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