Dispositions Expected of All COE Candidates

We believe the College of Education dispositions are fundamental to achieving the unit standards of becoming a (1) knowledgeable critical transformative educator, (2) multicultural educator and (3) social justice advocate. Educators’ dispositions impact student learning, motivation and development in addition to having an impact on one’s own professional growth.

In addition to disposition-related standards already assessed via programmatic key assessments aligned with NCATE, NBPTS, IPTS and the IPSLS, the unit has agreed upon the following professional dispositions that all candidates in the College of Education are expected to demonstrate:

  • Disposition to reflect on professional experiences
  • Disposition to challenge dominant discourses
  • Disposition to act on professional convictions
  • Disposition to be fair and believe all students can learn