The Pace Path is an innovative program unique to Pace University that helps each student become successful in college, career, and life. Each student develops strengths in managing oneself, interpersonal relations, and organizational awareness through co-curricular activities within an academic program. This is accomplished through collaboration with Pace faculty, advisers, staff, coaches and mentors. The Pace Path is framed by Pace's historic mission of Opportunitas and prepares innovative thinkers through a powerful combination of knowledge in the professions, real-world experience, and a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.
Vision of the Pace Path in the School of Education (SOE)
Pace School of Education Conceptual Framework: The School of Education prepares teachers who are reflective practitioners who promote justice, create caring classroom communities, and provide opportunities for all students to be successful learners.
The goal of the Pace Path is to assist students in making a successful transition to Pace University and ultimately successful transition to graduate education or career. A structured approach will focus on personal discovery, self-reflection, identification of social/professional norms, and the value of respect for others. The School of Education has maintained a long-term commitment to creating such a path through fieldwork, advisement, and close student relationships with faculty and staff. The following outline reflects a process of building on, and strengthening, a foundation of experiential learning beginning during the freshman year and beyond. The plan is designed to integrate the general principles of the Pace Path, while preserving the unique focus on personal and professional development already inherent in School of Education programs.