The School of Education is the leading pre-service and in-service teacher education institution of excellence within the Pacific region. It upholds quality learning and teaching, and provides quality educational services as well as professional development programs.
The mission of the SOE is to provide programmes of excellence in the pre-service and in-service education of prospective and professed teachers for Pacific schools and communities through teaching and learning, research, consultancy, publications and community services.
SOE believes that ethics, relevancy, accessibility and inclusivity are the cornerstones of its policies, programs, courses and outreach activities and these are developed through partnership with the Pacific and international institutions and communities.
The mission is also committed to enhancing the quality of its teacher education programs, Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) strategies, postgraduate studies, research, publication and consultancy and outreach activities. This focus ensures that the services provided by SOE are responsive to both the individual needs of students and their communities as well as the developmental needs of their countries. The outcome of these initiatives is to develop life-long learners who are keen to learn and live and work together peacefully in our diverse Pacific and global contexts. The mission also enables us to work towards the graduate attribute identified in USP Strategic Plan 2013 – 2018.
To achieve the mission, SOE weaves into its policies, program, courses and outreach activities important Pacific knowledge systems that are embedded in the vision, mission, values and the six priority areas of USP and FAL as well as the broader global framework