We Believe in Principled Practice.

The Mills College School of Education is built on the concept of principled practice which is reflected in the following six core beliefs.

  • Our practice is reflective and requires active and systematic inquiry for learning throughout our career.
  • Our practice is inherently moral and guided by an ethic of care.
  • Our practice is collegial in that professional learning happens in the context of relationships that matter. Colleagues and community are central.
  • Professional practice is political in that, by definition, it is concerned with matters of change that are neither neutral nor inconsequential.
  • Professional practice is connected in deep and important ways to the content of our work. A central goal is to prepare others to acquire deep understandings of the content of their practice.
  • Learning is developmental and constructivist and thus best guided by developmental conceptions of how learners come to know.

Discover more about the programs we offer and how you can help shape the future of urban education:

Early Childhood Education

Teacher Education

Educational Leadership