Central’s teacher preparation programs subscribe to the National Network for Educational Renewal’s (NNER) mission which is as follows:
- provide access to knowledge for all children (equity and excellence);
- educate students for thoughtful participation in a social and political democracy (enculturation);
- base teaching on knowledge of the subjects taught, established principles of learning, and sensitivity to the unique potential of learners (nurturing pedagogy); and
- take responsibility for improving the conditions for learning in P-12 schools, institutions of higher education and communities (stewardship).