Our excellence is evident in the diversity of our community members, from our leadership team to our student body. In fact, our faculty is the most diverse on the University of Illinois campus and among peer colleges of education in the nation.

Our steadfast goal is to honestly reflect the society in which we live, study, and serve. We offer research experiences and courses that prepare students to engage productively with the complex and interwoven fabric that is our global society—for example, on globalization, critical race theory, cultural diversity, special learning needs, counseling, assessment and evaluation, the effects of bullying, understanding the life-worlds of LGBTQ communities, and offering multiple forms of access to education, including digital learning ecologies.