The conceptual frameworks for the Richard W. Riley College of Education teacher educator programs provide the underlying structure and direction for the unit. The overarching theme of the Richard W. Riley College of Education’s conceptual frameworks is “Educator as Leader.” The Undergraduate and MAT Frameworks, Teacher as Educational Leader, are similar in their selection of organizing concepts and learning outcomes specific to candidates for initial licensure. Learning outcomes in the undergraduate conceptual framework are organized in developmentally progressive levels of Exploratory, Pre-professional, and Professional Stages. The MAT framework includes a greater focus on scholarship and subject area competency, concepts more representative of a graduate degree program. The Framework for Advanced Programs, Educator as Leader, includes complex outcomes in Leadership, Stewardship, and Scholarship that are suitable for graduate candidates in many educational programs such as administration, counseling, teaching, and school psychology.
Conceptual Frameworks for Intial Preparation Programs
Initial Teacher Preparation Unit Standards Framework
Undergraduate Conceptual Framework (prior to 5/1/2012)
Conceptual Framework for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program (prior to 5/1/2012)
Conceptual Framework for Advanced Preparation Programs
Educator as Leader, A Conceptual Framework for Advanced Programs
Professional Dispositions and Skills
As educational leaders, graduates of Winthrop University educator preparation programs will be expected to uphold the highest standards of the profession. The Professional Dispositions and Skills reflect professional attitudes, values, and beliefs that support student learning and development and promote positive interactions with students, families, and communities.
Professional Dispositions and Skills in Initial Preparation Programs
Professional Dispositions and Skills Criteria (PDF) - Teacher Education Professional Dispositions and Skills Criteria.
Professional Dispositions Student Assessment (PDSA) Procedures
PDSA Instructions for Students (PDF)
PDSA Student Self-Assessment Form (PDF)
PDSA Faculty Assessment Form (PDF)
Professional Dispositions and Skills Intervention Form Procedures (PDF) - This document explains the procedures for using the Professionial Dispositions and Skills Intervention Form.
Professional Dispositions and Skills Intervention Form (PDF) - This form is for situations where an intervention is needed to address a dispositional concern.
Professional Dispositions and Skills in Advanced Degree Programs
Advanced Core Professional Dispositions (PDF) - These are the dispositions used across all advanced educator preparation degree programs.
Advanced Core Professional Assessment Guidelines (PDF) - This document explains the procedures for assessment of professional dispositions in advanced degree programs.
Advanced Core Professional Dispositons Candidate Self-Assessment Form (PDF) - This is the self-evaluation form used by educator preparation candidates in advanced degree programs.
Advanced Core Professional Dispositions Faculty Assessment Form (PDF) - This is the form used by faculty to provide feedback to educator preparation candidates in advanced degree programs.