Our Core Purpose

To inform and prepare a profession to positively shape human development, education, and the information environment in local, national, and global contexts.

Our Mission

GSE is a professional school with a social mission in the public interest. We create and apply knowledge informed by research on human development, educational policy, pedagogy, and information science.

Our Values

We believe that:

  • Education and knowledge positively transform peoples’ lives.
  • Excellent research is dynamic and recursive; it both informs and is formed by practice.
  • Our best work is created when we collaborate with partners within local, national, and global communities.
  • Ethical principles and professional standards are cornerstones of the Graduate School of Education at UB. This commitment is evident in research, teaching, and service both on campus and in all of our collaborative endeavors. We recognize that in the context of rapid societal change, our signature achievement must remain the development of dedicated professionals and scholarly products characterized by their integrity, as well as their intellectual excellence.