CLEAR Conceptual Framework
The Teacher Education programs seek to provide the preparation required to establish a professional practice consistent with the CLEAR Conceptual Framework which is concept- and knowledge-driven, learner-centered, and reflective of practice in diverse roles and settings to the multiple contexts in which the modern educator must function: the classroom, the multi-disciplinary school-based team, and the broader community.
The department contributes to this conceptual framework through courses and programs which follow these specific outcomes:
1. Subject Matter Outcome
Candidates will demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their subject matter by successfully completing an approved program of study.
2. Pedagogy Outcome
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of instructional skills and learner characteristics, sufficient to systematically design and deliver instruction.
3. Assessment Outcome
Candidates will successfully design, implement, analyze and critique student assessment to improve language and teaching.
4. Technology Outcome
Candidates will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate instructional technology for information management, communication and instruction.
5. Diversity Outcome
Candidates will demonstrate the skills necessary to design and deliver effective instruction to diverse populations of learners.
6. Professionalism Outcomes
Candidates will demonstrate the professional dispositions and knowledge of school operations necessary to be successful in the classroom.