Dean's Welcome


Greetings and welcome! 

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is a student-centered learning community that inspires excellence and innovation in counseling, teacher education, and leadership.   

Grounded in the traditions of John Baptist de La Salle, an 18th century educational innovator who brought education to communities in poverty throughout France, the Kalmanovitz School of Education is committed to Lasallian pedagogy, which emphasizes the treatment of students as whole people with multifaceted lives, various needs, different learning styles, and unique perspectives. Lasallian educators are particularly concerned about poverty in our communities, specifically the way poverty impacts learning and equal opportunities. In this way, effective teaching and community engagement is social justice in action.

The Kalmanovitz School of Education is known for its academic excellence in support of social justice. The school accentuates active learning and specializes in environmental literacy, Lasallian education, and urban education; and houses The Leadership Center, The Center for Environmental Literacy, and The Reading Recovery Center. It has dynamic partnerships with schools and other organizations emphasizing community engagement, action research, and community-based research.