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Goals and Objectives

The John S. Watson School for Public Service will prepare professionals for leadership roles in a wide variety of public service-related settings including government agencies at the local, regional and state levels; educational institutions providing services to youth, families and communities; health, human and social service agencies; and nonprofit, community and faith-based organizations.

The Watson School shall affect its mission by:

  • Reframing public service education and preparation
  • Transforming theory and practice related to quality provision of services to the public
  • Preparing skilled professionals in the public service professions and related fields to contribute effectively to the delivery of public services
  • Developing model programs, through the John S. Watson Institute for Public Policy, for direct delivery to the public service sector
  • Providing state-of-the-art blended learning opportunities and programs for adult learners in public service related professions
  • Collaborating with the other schools within Thomas Edison State University to provide a rigorous and interdisciplinary course of study
  • Identifying and developing leaders within the public service professions