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Mission and vision

UPN (National Pedagogical University) is a highly specialized research and professional training institution in the field of Education. Over more than three decades, it has also served in-service teachers engaged in Basic Education with a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs.

With 76 academics campuses and 208 sub-campuses spread all over the country, UPN currently serves some 80 000 students, most of whom are teachers in the Public Basic Education System. Accordingly, UPN faculty is engaged in Basic and Applied Research conducive to school-based innovation, emergent pedagogical models and intercultural and bilingual education, among other objects of intellectual pursuit.

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Mission

  • To promote educational change through professional development and graduate studies programs.
  • To foster strategies and prototypes pedagogical centered on achieving inclusion, equity and justice.
  • To collaborate with the Ministry of Education in programs designed to increase learning and enhance teaching.
  • To disseminate new knowledge to promote the preservation of local, regional and national culture.

Vision

To cover the needs of highly specialized professionals through its distance learning programs and to continue to stimulate and lead the intellectual debate in the field of Education.

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About the UPN

StudentsSince its inception more than 30 years ago, the National University of Education Sciences (UPN) has supported Mexico’s mandatory schooling, now reaching from kindergarten at four years of age through middle school at 15 years of age.

The UPN is a public institution of higher education operating under the Freireian axiom of Educate to Transform, (educar para transformar).

Instruction and Research

Its more than 60 working groups at the Mexico City main campus are organized into five major areas of instruction and research: pedagogical theory, teaching and learning of specific disciplines, diversity, technology, and leadership. These Academic Areas are responsible for seven bachelor programs, a master program with 11 lines of research, and a doctorate with 6 lines of research.

The main campus also offers associate of arts degrees (called a “diploma course”), as well as degree courses at an intermediate level between the bachelor and master levels called “specialization”. A growing number of these diploma courses and specializations are distance degrees available online.

The University has 77 campuses around the country, one in each state capital, as well as many others. See the directory of campuses. The bachelor programs offered at these regional campuses attend the need for preschool and elementary teachers, community development, as well as Educational Intervention.

Culture

The UPN takes very seriously its role in disseminating culture via its publications which foster strategies for learning and pedagogical prototypes that promote inclusion, equity, and justice, with particular attention to the preservation of local, national, and Latin American cultures. As part of the Secretariat of Education, the staff collaborates in numerous programs designed to increase learning and enhance teaching.

Study at the UPN

The current extensive educational offering is primarily aimed at understanding the learning process and enhancing teaching in the field of compulsory education.

Bachelors

  • Pedagogy

  • Educational Psychology

  • Indigenous Education

  • Adult Education (in reformulation)

  • Educational Leadership

  • Teaching French: online

Specialization

  • Computing and Education

  • Women’s Studies in Education

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language(to open in 2011): online

Masters
  • Educational Development

  • Compulsory Education

Doctorate

  • Education

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About the UPN

Students

Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the National University of Education Sciences (UPN) has supported Mexico’s mandatory schooling, now reaching from kindergarten at four years of age through middle school at 15 years of age.

The UPN is a public institution of higher education operating under the Freireian axiom of Educate to Transform, (educar para transformar).

Instruction and Research

Its more than 60 working groups at the Mexico City main campus are organized into five major areas of instruction and research: pedagogical theory, teaching and learning of specific disciplines, diversity, technology, and leadership. These Academic Areas are responsible for seven bachelor programs, a master program with 11 lines of research, and a doctorate with 6 lines of research.

The main campus also offers associate of arts degrees (called a “diploma course”), as well as degree courses at an intermediate level between the bachelor and master levels called “specialization”. A growing number of these diploma courses and specializations are distance degrees available online.

The University has 77 campuses around the country, one in each state capital, as well as many others. See the directory of campuses. The bachelor programs offered at these regional campuses attend the need for preschool and elementary teachers, community development, as well as Educational Intervention.

Culture

The UPN takes very seriously its role in disseminating culture via its publications which foster strategies for learning and pedagogical prototypes that promote inclusion, equity, and justice, with particular attention to the preservation of local, national, and Latin American cultures. As part of the Secretariat of Education, the staff collaborates in numerous programs designed to increase learning and enhance teaching.

Study at the UPN

The current extensive educational offering is primarily aimed at understanding the learning process and enhancing teaching in the field of compulsory education.

Bachelors

  • Pedagogy
  • Educational Psychology
  • Indigenous Education
  • Adult Education (in reformulation)
  • Educational Leadership
  • Teaching French: online

Specialization

  • Computing and Education
  • Women’s Studies in Education
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language(to open in 2011): online

Masters

  • Educational Development
  • Compulsory Education

Doctorate

  • Education
 
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