DEPARTMENT OF TEACHER EDUCATION

GRADUATE PROGRAM

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

 

VISION

(same as SEAS�s)

 

THEME

(same as SEAS�s)

 

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