DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION

GRADUATE PROGRAM

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

 

VISION

(same as SEASís)

 

THEME

(same as SEASís)

 

DEPARTMENT MISSION

To prepare teachers who are dedicated to the academic achievement of all students and who demonstrate a commitment to lifelong, professional growth and school leadership.

 

PHILOSOPHY

Teachers should be leaders within their own educational settings.

Teachers should value a lifelong commitment to continuous professional development.

 

DELIVERY SYSTEM

Sequence of three core classes

Courses within a pattern

Planned electives

Thesis, Project, Graduate Synthesis, or application to NBPTS

†† as a Capstone

 

KNOWLEDGE BASE

Scope and sequence of the pre-K-12 curriculum

Research on schools, teaching, and learning

 

OUTCOMES

Translates research into curriculum and instruction

Assumes leadership roles within his/her own educational setting

Sets goals to contrtibute to the profession

Critiques educational practice and policy through the lens of social justice

 

EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT SYSTEM

End-of-the-program interviewswith students

Follow-up studies (questionnaires) every one and three years

 

EVALUATION OF THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

Meetings ofgraduate faculty

Focus group with students in the last quarter of the program