CANDIDATE RECOGNITION OF DISPOSITIONS
Candidate’s Statement of Commitment regarding Dispositions
It is the responsibility of the College of Education,to successfully prepare candidates to become effective teachers. The initial licensure program requires candidates to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions outlined in the conceptual framework of the College of Education as they align with the expected behaviors of beginning teachers. Each candidate will be evaluated on these dispositions by faculty and school personnel and provided with feedback to assist with their progress.
Dispositions are defined as how values, commitments, and professional ethics manifest themselves in professional practice. Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice (CAEP, 2013). The following dispositions are expected of teacher education candidates in the university classroom and in the schools.
Professional Commitment and Responsibility: The candidate demonstrates a commitment to the profession and adheres to the legal and ethical standards set forth by it.
Professional Relationships: The candidate develops, maintains, and models appropriate relationships within the workplace, community, and larger diverse society.
Critical Thinking and Reflective Practice: The candidate demonstrates a commitment to continuous development within the profession.