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CF 2 List of Terms

Definitions:  The following definitions are offered to help the reader understand the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) Conceptual Framework (CF): 

Educational Unit:  The College of Education and Human Development and its partners that contribute to the training and development of candidates 

Candidate:  the Southeastern COEHD student 

The Effective Professional:
Dept. of Teaching & Learning (T&L)-The Effective Educator
Dept. of Educational Leadership & Technology (ELT)-The Effective School Leader
Dept. of Counseling & Human Development (CHD)-The Effective School Counselor

Learner:
Dept. of Teaching & Learning-the PK-12 student
Dept. of Educational Leadership & Technology–principals, teachers, students, supervisors, parents
Dept. of Counseling and Human Development-students, parents 

Partners:  The wider professional community, including the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences; Science & Technology; Nursing & Health Sciences; PK-12 schools; and the professional community. 

Knowledge Base:  Empirical research, disciplined inquiry, informed theory, and the wisdom of practice in the appropriate field as applied to developing the conceptual framework.  In the COEHD, the INTASC standards were adopted by T&L for initial certification programs; T&L advanced programs adopted the NBPTS standards; and advanced programs in ELT adopted standards from ELCC and ISTE.  The components of the CF along with the two integrated themes of diversity and technology are supported by established theoretical perspectives and research-driven practices. 

Diversity:  The unit provides opportunities for candidates to understand the role of diversity and equity in the teaching and learning process and within the school culture.  The effective professional can help all students learn and can teach from multicultural and global perspectives that draw on the histories, experiences, and representations of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds.   

Technology:  Technology is emphasized throughout all programs and is used to support and improve candidate and student learning. 

Knowledge:  Candidates have a thorough understanding of subject matter they plan to teach and a thorough understanding of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of their fields, as delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.  

Skills:  Candidates have a thorough understanding of pedagogical and professional knowledge skills in their fields as delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards. 

Dispositions are defined as the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behavior toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affecting student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth.  Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice (NCATE, 2001).  Southeastern candidates work with students, school personnel, families, and communities in ways that reflect the dispositions expected of effective professionals as delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.

 

  

 


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