PEU Professional Dispositions
The teacher education program at Central
Michigan University prepares teaching candidates who have the required
knowledge (content), teaching skills (pedagogy) and dispositions to have a positive
impact on student learning, in order to become effective teachers.
As students move through the teacher education program, certification and K-12 employment, it is important
that candidates demonstrate professional attributes needed for success in the
teaching profession. The Professional Education Faculty (PEF) and staff believe
that there are specific dispositions that CMU education students must possess
if they are to become exemplary educators. Dispositions are reflected in the
commitments and virtues that influence behavior toward students, families,
colleagues and communities and deeply affect student learning and development
as well as the educator's own professional growth.
Professional dispositions address
the pre-service professional educator's commitment to the students, the
learning process and the profession. The Professional Education Faculty and
staff expect candidates for a Bachelor of Science in Education to exhibit these
CMU teacher education candidates
will view the PEU instructional video on dispositions during the Teacher
Education program and will be encouraged to consider and review this important
information in coursework as well as each advising appointment.
If a teacher education candidate exhibits signs of consistently not meeting one or more of the dispositions
listed, please follow the PEU dispositions process.If the concern is not resolved by following
steps 1 and if needed, step 2, please continue the procedure by submitting the dispositions
concern form to the Director of Professional Education in EHS 421.
Once a dispositions concern form
is submitted to the Director of Professional Education, the concern will be
addressed by the PEU Dispositions Concerns Committee.