Mission & Vision Statements

Our Vision and Mission statements are expressions of the Center’s goals and aspirations, as well as general overviews of how we plan to go about achieving them.

Vision Statement

To be national leaders in transforming personnel preparation and professional development programs for educators by building the capacity of higher education faculty and professional development providers to prepare effective personnel skilled in the use of evidence-based practices.

Mission Statement

The IRIS Center builds the capacity of higher education faculty and professional development providers to prepare effective educators by providing tiered training and technical assistance on (a) conceptualizing, implementing, and evaluating curricula, coursework, and clinical experiences grounded in the use of evidence-based practices; and (b) integrating content on evidence-based instructional and intervention practices into coursework to improve outcomes for all children, especially children with disabilities (birth through age 21) and their families.  The Center develops and provides free, online teaching and learning tools, instructional and content Modules, and other materials for improving the knowledge and skills of faculty, professional development providers, educators, and independent learners.

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The IRIS Center Peabody College Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN 37203 iris@vanderbilt.edu. The IRIS Center is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Grant #H325E170001. The contents of this Website do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project Officer, Sarah Allen.

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