Council of Educator Preparation (CEP)

Vision and Mission Statement


The teacher education programs at Plymouth State University strive to develop visionary educators who will take the lead in transforming education in the state, the region and the nation to better serve all students and their families. Our vision is rooted in Plymouth State’s tradition of service, emphasized in the University motto, “Ut Prosim—That I May Serve.” At the same time, we seek to anticipate and respond to changing demographics and societal expectations by reaching into communities with programs that will educate and inspire. Through collaborations with area schools and community organizations, we aim to emphasize our shared commitment to the education and well-being of all students. Above all, we endeavor to prepare competent and caring educators who exemplify the qualities of Commitment, Service, Vision and Leadership, and who, in turn, will cultivate these qualities in the students they teach.


Plymouth State carries on a long-standing commitment to serve communities, the state and the region, by preparing thoughtful, reflective educators who envision a better future for all students and willingly accept the responsibilities and challenges of leadership. Beyond the initial certification level, the University offers programs in a variety of educational specialties, which provide educational professionals with opportunities to enhance their personal and professional growth and development. The Council of Educator Preparation builds on the University’s mission to provide learning experiences that promote understanding and respect for all people and to foster the constructive, open-minded discourse that is so necessary in a democracy.