Conceptual Framework

Conceptual Framework Boundaries

Vision

The vision of the Professional Education Unit, within the Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College, is to establish a global learning community of educators, committed to the concept of Teaching and Leading Beyond Boundaries. The Unit seeks to prepare its candidates, both initial and advanced, to become teachers and leaders who surpass boundaries of time and place, perceived student limitations and the status quo, in order to engage all students in high-quality educational experiences. Through innovative online instruction and dynamic field-based experiences, the Unit envisions its candidates not only experiencing education that reaches beyond these boundaries but being prepared to implement transformational instruction in their own classrooms, to meet the needs of their students.