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Undergraduate Studies Mission

The undergraduate program in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University aims toward the ideals of inquiry, inclusivity and intellectual rigor.

We are committed to honoring diverse perspectives through the practices of dialogue and collaboration.

We strive to work against oppressions, including but not limited to, racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia and xenophobiamore broadly, as well as oppressions defined by linguistic diversity, religious diversity, and diversity in terms of ability.

As a program, we strive to provide teaching, research and service opportunities that benefit our community and develop engaged and socially responsible educators who stand against divisive rhetoric and practice.

We hold high academic standards, expect and embody integrity, and nurture hope and imagination.

As Buckeye educators we value:

  • Socially just and equitable practices and institutions
  • Community engagement and democratic ideals
  • A commitment to life-long learning

As Buckeye educators we practice:

  • Teaching in all settings as intellectual, ethical, and political work
  • Empowering generations of learners to become leaders
  • Continual self-evaluation and critical analysis

Our goal is to serve as an inspirational space for innovation, excellence, and scholarship in the field of education.