The Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires innovation in education and counseling. We empower our students to deliver excellence and to lead change according to the principles of environmental and social justice.
The Kalmanovitz School of Education at Saint Mary’s College is a vital community of learners committed to the discovery, application, and integration of knowledge about education and human services. The vision of the School of Education is evolving and dynamic. Our preeminent value, and the cornerstone upon which the School rests, is the quality of the interaction between our students and teachers. Ideals of excellence, service, and collaboration animate our work. Reflecting an educational tradition that descends to us from Socrates, we seek to engage students in dialogue, to treat them with respect and compassion, and to give form to the educational ideals espoused by St. John Baptist De La Salle more than three hundred years ago.
Our distinctive identity as a School of Education situated in a Catholic College with a strong liberal arts tradition informs our understanding of purpose. We believe that student excellence accrues from rich academic preparation coupled with the cultivation of practical competencies, habits of mind, ways of knowing, and the ability to integrate theory and practice.
Faculty, students, staff, and administrators strive to extend the boundaries of the School beyond the grounds of the campus into the diverse multilingual, multiethnic, and multicultural communities served by the College. Our collaborative linkages with schools, school personnel, and agencies inform not only our understanding of educational practice and human services, but also our capacity to contribute measurably to social betterment and human welfare.