Conceptual Framework

At the core of the College of Education is our "Conceptual Framework" which lays the groundwork for educational practice.

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Conceptual Framework Proficiencies

Candidates will . . .

K1. demonstrate knowledge of the content necessary for optimum practice and/or research in their respective employment settings (content knowledge).
K2. demonstrate an understanding of students’ and individuals’ cognitive, social, academic, linguistic, physical, and emotional development to explain and present content in multiple ways that facilitate cognitive, academic achievement, linguistic, physical and affective development (pedagogical knowledge).
K3. demonstrate knowledge of the interaction of subject matter and effective strategies to make cognitive, academic achievement, linguistic, physical and affective growth attainable for all students and individuals (pedagogical content knowledge).
K4. demonstrate an understanding of professional, state and institutional standards, the role of assessment, and the use of formative and summative assessments, and data to facilitate learning and provision of effective professional services.

Candidates will:

T1. demonstrate an ability to integrate appropriate technology to facilitate learning and development for all students and individuals.
T2. demonstrate an ability to use technology for assessment, analysis of data, and research to support and enhance student learning and individual development.

Candidates will:

D1. demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to meet the individual needs of students and individuals based on gender, socio-economic status, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, religion, language and exceptionalities (both disabilities and giftedness).
D2. demonstrate dispositions that value fairness and learning for all students and individuals.

Candidates will:

E1. demonstrate an ability to collaborate and communicate with other educators, administrators, community members, students and parents to support student learning.
E2. demonstrate knowledge of and adherence to the roles and responsibilities of the profession and to respective professional ethics and codes of conduct including the Licensure Code of Professional Conduct for Ohio Educators.
E3. demonstrate ability to reflect on their effectiveness in helping all students or individuals learn and develop to their fullest potential.