Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate a thorough understanding of content knowledge and the pedagogical skills required for effective instructional decision-making as they use research based practices in their instructional planning.
Outcome: The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social and personal development.
Outcome: Candidates know, understand, and appreciate diversity and demonstrate this by creating learning experiences that honor diversity.
Outcome: Candidates have command of the content area(s) they are to teach as defined by the state and national standards and create learning opportunities that are meaningful to their students.
Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate leadership in a multitude of ways. Leaders initiate and implement new ideas to improve the quality of education in the classroom, district and society.
Theory and Practice
Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate an understanding of the philosophical underpinnings, theories and best practices that promote high quality teaching and learning environments for all students.
Outcome: Candidates will demonstrate dispositions, behaviors and social skills that reflect professionalism and good moral character.
Outcome: Candidates foster relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
Outcome: Candidates use technology to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
Outcome: Candidates understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.
Outcome: Candidates understand that effective classroom management is a blend of effective instruction, attention to affective elements, organization and a myriad of other factors and is able to balance these variables.