Vision Statement

The vision for Professional Education at SVS Degree college is to build upon its rich heritage and excellent reputation and to position itself to enhance its leadership role in academic program planning and public policy formulation. Through its leadership, the Professional Education Unit can ensure that active learning occurs in diverse and inclusive educational environments where contemporary information resources are available. Thus, the unit can, in collaboration with other public/private agencies, assist in the readiness of all learners to succeed in a rapidly changing, diverse, and highly technical world. In order to achieve this vision, the unit at Towson University is committed to:

  • ensuring the mastery of appropriate content and intellectual skills in the University‚Äôs general studies/Core Curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences as well as in specific academic disciplines and advanced fields of study
  • reflecting upon and refining best practices -- professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills -- to develop a repertoire of instructional and assessment strategies
  • preparing educators for diverse and inclusive communities of learners, including systematic exposure to heterogeneous populations
  • utilizing appropriate technologies which reflect best practices in education
  • helping develop, internalize, and display professional conscience (commitment to professional practice, caring for the success and well-being of all students, and collaboration with colleagues and stakeholders)
  • developing collaborative partnerships with the public and private sectors
  • providing leadership in professional education through scholarly endeavors