Student Handbook - Undergraduate Conceptual Framework


'Teachers who inquire and reflect to facilitate learning for all'


Vision Statement
Consistent with the vision of Wayne State College, the undergraduate teacher preparation unit will provide regional leadership and service to individuals, schools, and communities. Both candidates and faculty will work in partnership with region schools to improve educational opportunities for all students.

Mission Statement
The mission of the undergraduate teacher preparation unit is to facilitate the development of dynamic professional educators who collaborate for the benefit of self and others, school, community, and the profession. This mission is accomplished through inquiry, reflection, field based learning experiences, excellence in teaching and learning, and regional service. The professional education unit, in conjunction with the student, college, and community, is responsible for bringing theory and practice together through inquiry and reflection to facilitate learning and development. The faculty within the educational unit assumes the responsibility to assist teacher candidates in developing attitudes, strategies, and knowledge to facilitate lifelong learning and growth in all their students.

The purpose of WSC undergraduate professional education unit is to provide necessary resources and instruction to enable candidates to prepare themselves for successful application for K-12 teacher certification.


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