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Catalog 2003-2004
Teacher Education Program

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Guiding Principles
  • Effective education is essential for the healthy growth and development of individuals for the vitality of a democratic society.
  • All Children should have access to the education that they need to develop their full potential.
  • Effective education enhances our ability to understand and appreciate individual differences, cultural diversity, and the world in which we live.
  • Effective education enhances our ability to make ethical decisions and to think critically, analytically, and creatively.
  • Effective education stimulates the development of cognitive, affective, and kinesthetic abilities and the attainment of literacy skills across disciplines.
  • The art and science of teaching can be learned, and well prepared teachers make a difference.
  • Effective teachers are committed to the effort to meet the diverse needs of students and to sustain life-long professional development.
  • Effective teachers are students of learning who have a broad interdisciplinary background and who have attained competency in their disciplines and in pedagogy.
  • Mutual respect and trust are essential on creating an active, positive climate for learning.
  • Effective teachers design varied learning activities to complement the learning potential of each student, to stimulate critical and creative thinking and to promote positive interaction in the classroom.
  • Effective teachers are well-informed regarding the broad professional responsibilities associated with the position of teacher and are prepared to accept those responsibilities.
  • All students can learn if learning activities complement their learning styles and address their perceptions and levels of motivation.
  • Teachers expectations and students sense of self-efficacy significantly affect student learning.
  • Effective teachers accept responsibility for seeking means to help each student become a successful learner, and effective learners accept responsibility for their own learning.
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