About the School Our Mission
The mission of the Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development 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. Sensitive and responsive to the diverse society in which they live and work, School of Education faculty strive to model lifelong learning and to foster critical and creative thinking in professional interactions with each other, students and the wider community.
The School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development carries out its mission with particular attention to the core commitments of Barry University: Knowledge and truth; inclusive community; social justice, and collaborative service.
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, counseling, leadership, 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.
The Adrian Dominican School of Education, Leadership, and Human Development, offers contemporary programs designed to:
Knowledge and TruthBarry promotes and supports the intellectual life, emphasizing life-long learning, growth and development. The University pursues scholarly and critical analysis of fundamental questions of the human experience. In the pursuit of truth, the University advances development of solutions that promote the common good and a more humane and just society.
Inclusive CommunityBarry is a global, inclusive community characterized by interdependence, dignity and equality, compassion and respect for self and others. Embracing a global world view, the University nurtures and values cultural, social and intellectual diversity, and welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faith traditions.
Social JusticeBarry expects all members of our community to accept social responsibility to foster peace and nonviolence, to strive for equality, to recognize the sacredness of Earth, and to engage in meaningful efforts toward social change. The University promotes social justice through teaching, research and service.
Collaborative ServiceBarry is committed to serving local and global communities through collaborative and mutually productive partnerships. The University accepts responsibility to engage with communities to pursue systemic, self-sustaining solutions to human, social, economic and environmental problems.