Message from the Dean

Welcome to the School of Education!

Dr. Martin Hatton

We recognize that education is so much more than classroom instruction. Education is mentorship, and authentic mentorship is realized through support. The School of Education is specifically organized to leverage the combined resources of a comprehensive unit with a focus on Education from early childhood to post-graduate options both in and beyond traditional classroom settings. As such, the School functions as a hub for all things related to Education. Comprised of the Department of Education’s undergraduate and graduate academic programs, the Child & Parent Development Center preschool, and the Center for Education Support, we pride ourselves on providing support through resources, guidance, and encouragement for learners at every stage of life.

We know Education matters to you, and that matters to us. The School operates under the guiding principles of integrity, innovation, and continuous improvement when supporting each learner and community of learners. Using these principles as our foundation, we’ll work with you to set goals designed to help you achieve your best results in Education – again – whether in or beyond the traditional classroom setting.

We pledge support to each of our students and all of our partnering communities, collaboratively, and to the goals we build together. We succeed only when you do, and that makes us committed to a shared set of desired outcomes.

We’ve organized this website’s content with your interests in mind and expect that it will answer many of your questions, but please do not hesitate to reach out to us. The School’s Directory provides contact information for our outstanding faculty and staff. We would love to talk with you to discuss how the School of Education can help you achieve your goals!

Martin L. Hatton, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Education

The School of Education is dedicated to innovation from early childhood through post-graduation in a complete lifelong learning model of education. (Adopted by the School of Education 7/1/2020)

As missioned, the School of Education is organized to enhance MUW’s degree-based teacher preparation programs while also providing critical outreach to the region and state through development opportunities for working professionals, life enrichment programs for members of the community, early childhood and parent education and development, and enrichment programs for Pre-K – 12 students. The School of Education is comprehensively designed to serve student populations from Pre-K through retirement.