Outcome 1. Inquire and Reflect
Teacher candidates inquire and reflect to facilitate learning and
foster development in all learners.
1.1 Inquire - Candidates are curious and persist to seek solutions
with regard to professional decisions through inquiry.
Collect, analyze, and evaluate information through systematic observation
and reasoning. Information is used to enhance the learning and growth
of student and candidate alike.
• Identify and improve efficacious pedagogical practices
• Enhance knowledge and understanding of curriculum
• Promote motivation and dispositions to learn
• Further the education profession
1.2 Reflect - Candidates reflect on educational practice.
Assess and evaluate the possible physical, social, emotional, and
intellectual effects on others and their self as a result of their
• Interpret behaviors, events, observations and emotions.
• Examine own motivations, perspectives, and possible biases.
• Delay judgment until reliable information is examined.
• Tolerate ambiguity and multiple possibilities.
Outcome 2. Learning and growth in a caring community
Teacher candidates plan, facilitate, and evaluate caring learning
communities that facilitate learning and foster development in all
2.1 Plan - Candidates plan how to select, develop, and organize
experiences to create and maintain caring communities that provide
opportunities in a changing environment for students to develop
with others quality relationships and intellectual ideas.
Based on current research and wisdom of practice, anticipate learners’
needs, select methodology and strategies that will motivate learners
to set goals, establish priorities, and engage in sequences of learning
experiences to achieve those goals.
• Access and make effective use of research of best practice
and wisdom of practice.
• Anticipate and speculate learners’ current and future
• Identify powerful landmarks in the landscape of learners’
social, emotional, and intellec-tual needs.
• Develop scenarios to collaborate with learners to create
a social and learning environ-ment which meets their physical, social,
emotional, and intellectual needs.
• Plan proactively to manage the classroom environment to
facilitate learning as described in 2.2, 2.3, and 2.4.
2.2 Facilitate learning - Candidates assist learners in their planning,
setting, and achieving goals to create productive learning in a
caring community with the potential for being life long learners.
Use methodology and strategies, based on current research and wisdom
of practice, to challenge learners to set personal and group goals,
priorities, and engage in sequences of learning experiences to achieve
• Establish an intellectual, psychological, and physical environment
that enable learners to act and react productively for their own
and others’ learning.
• Know what is happening in the classroom and handle most
management proactively, but can intervene as necessary and redirect
undesirable learner behavior in a caring and least restrictive manner
while attending other matters simultaneously.
• Foster intrinsic motivation by using a variety of challenging
activities that motivate and challenge all students to work to the
utmost of their abilities.
• Model appropriate behaviors that are expected of learners
and are consistent with be-haviors related to learning.
• Create psychologically safe environments that encourage
positive development of learner self-efficacy, encourages creative
thought and behavior, and offers appropriate non-evaluative and
• Create a responsive classroom environment where learners
actively seek significant ideas with depth, breadth, and rigor from
a variety of sources that are appropriate for the learners and consistent
with state and national standards.
2.3 Evaluate learning - Candidates use information to select the
best options to facilitate learn-ing and development.
Collect unbiased information to make value statements about the
quality of learners’ develop-ment and the power of the principled
procedures to facilitate productive learning.
• Collect data, reflect upon that data, and make reliable
inferences with regards to facilitat-ing learning and changing principled
procedures as deemed necessary.
• Use data to improve teaching and learning within a caring
• Use feedback to help learners monitor their learning and
share the responsibility for learning outcomes.
2.4 Create caring environments - Candidates create an environment
that is safe and welcome for all who chose to participate.
Create environments attending to the needs for belonging, being
an active participant, develop-ing a passion for life long learning,
and a desire to participate in learning communities.
• Invite learner and community participation to promote learning.
• Encourage and facilitate unbiased interactions.
• Make everyone feel they belong.
• Encourage everyone’s participation in a learning community.
• Achieve intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth.
• Foster curiosity.
• Challenge and motivate each other to engage in productive
Outcome 3. Knowledge, skills, and dispositions
Teacher candidates demonstrate an integration of knowledge, disciplined
inquiry, skills, and dispositions in the subjects they teach.
3.1 Knowledge Candidates are knowledgeable of the content and methods
of inquire in the subjects they teach. They strive for accuracy,
comprehensive understanding, and assist others in valuing knowledge.
Know and use the processes of inquiry in the subject and sufficient
other content information to facilitate learning and maintain or
increase their dispositional value for the subject.
• Use the central, powerful, and unifying concepts within
the structures of content.
• Accurately represent an idea, make multiple connections,
generalize ideas, and facilitate transfer.
• Make knowledgeable decisions based on standards when planning,
implementing and assessing curricula, and student growth.
• Know central concepts, assumptions, and processes and how
to represent them across different developmental levels of understanding.
• Know and apply the tools of inquiry in different ways and
how to represent them across different developmental levels of understanding.
• Relate knowledge to other subjects and how to represent
it across different developmen-tal levels of understanding.
• Connect concepts and generalizations between and among subject
areas and real life.
• Interact in a manner that reflects the dynamic characteristics
of subject matter knowledge.
3.2 Skill - Candidates possess the skills of the discipline required
in their subjects.
Identify and structure information in their subject area(s) for
the purpose making sense of and creating meaning for the content.
• Learn voraciously about subject matter in many ways.
• Use multiple representations and explanations of concepts
and generalizations to facili-tate the construction of ideas and
the connection to prior knowledge.
• Evaluate resources and materials for comprehensiveness,
accuracy and usefulness.
3.3 Disposition - Candidates possess the attitudes and dispositions
that promote the desire to inquire and learn about those subjects.
Display attitudes and dispositions that motivate others to participate,
use and learn about the subject, and maintain or increase their
dispositional value for the subject.
• Realize that subject knowledge is not a fixed body of facts,
but complex and ever evolv-ing and how to represent this across
different developmental levels of understanding.
• Recognize different “ways of knowing,” differing
viewpoints, theories, and methods of in-quiry and how to represent
these across different developmental levels of understand-ing.
• Model attitudes that are conducive to constructing knowledge
in the subject area.
Outcome 4. Communication skill
Teacher candidates have the ability, skill and desire to communicate
Communicate - Interact with others in a way that demonstrates they
value other people. Make all participants feel comfortable with
the process and confident that everyone is being under-stood.
• Choose a mode and style of communication that is tactful
and civil and reflective of the target group.
• Evaluate the effectiveness of communication.
• Use effectively and interpret skillfully verbal, nonverbal
and media communication.
• Listen attentively and actively to learners, parents, and
• Use effective questioning strategies to facilitate learning
• Aware of and appreciate diversity in the use of language
and other forms of communica-tion.
• Use technology to communicate with learners, parents and
Outcome 5. Professionalism
Teacher candidates possess and demonstrate the values, demeanor,
and reflective decision-making of a professional educator.
Professionalism - Candidates welcome everyone into the group with
skillful interactions that de-velop feelings of belonging, motivate
them to participate with others and with the group, achieve worthwhile
productive goals, and conclude with a desire for continual meaningful
• Have a passion for learning.
• Speak and act with integrity.
• Demonstrate open-mindedness of diverse points of view
• Speak and act with the well-being of children, schools,
and the stewardship of the edu-cation profession in mind.
• Persist in the development as a professional educator.
• Speak and act in ways that demonstrate fairness and justice.
• Demonstrate self-control and emotional serenity inside and
outside the classroom.
• Demonstrate loyalty to self, others, the school, the community
and the profession.