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College of Education

Conceptual Frameworks

The conceptual frameworks for the Richard W. Riley College of Education teacher educator programs provide the underlying structure and direction for the unit. The teacher education programs at the undergraduate and MAT levels are guided by the outcomes in the Initial Teacher Preparation Unit Standards. 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 Framework for Initial Preparation Programs

Initial Teacher Preparation Unit Standards Framework

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 for Educator Preparation 

Professional Dispositions and Skills Criteria (PDF) - Teacher Education Professional Dispositions and Skills Criteria.

Professional Dispositions and Skills Intervention Form Procedures (PDF) - This document explains the procedures for using the Professional 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.