The mission of the Adrian Dominican School of Education is to promote academic excellence as it prepares caring, ethical, and highly skilled professional educators and counselors to teach and work in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The School of Education carries out its mission with particular attention to the core commitments of Barry University: Knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice, and collaborative service. Sensitive and responsive to the diverse society in which they live and work, faculty in the School of Education strive to model lifelong learning and to foster critical and creative thinking in professional interactions with each other, students and the wider community.

The Adrian Dominican School of Education (ADSOE), offers contemporary programs designed to:

  • Meet current professional standards, including licensure and certification requirements
  • Provide knowledge and skills which enable graduates to practice in their career choices
  • Develop attitudes which encourage a life-long commitment to quality teaching and learning

We are committed to promoting the University’s mission through teaching, advising, scholarship, research, and supportive service to the University, its students, and the local community.

We are committed to continuous improvement through collaborative processes. Thus, we:

  • Offer a comprehensive range of professional courses and programs to prepare leaders for the 21st century. In the fields of education, administration, counseling, instructional technology, and human resource development.
  • Continuously update programs to reflect changing societal needs.
  • Strive to nurture students to become highly accomplished professionals, living with integrity and leading with a sense of service and stewardship.
  • Help students to successfully enter the professional working environment with confidence.