Professional Standards for Teaching
In order to ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner, the qualified teacher performs a variety of roles. In performing these roles successfully, teachers must demonstrate special knowledge, skills, and dispositions.
Each teacher candidate will demonstrate:
Successful Practice Is Reflected in Seven Principles
Successful teachers consistently exhibit:
The principles of the professional standards:
|•||Appropriate conduct as a professional,||•||Dedicated Professional|
|•||Knowledge of foundations of the profession,||•||Knowledgeable Professional|
|•||Expertise in all subjects taught,||•||Content Specialist|
|•||Skills as an educational designer,||•||Educational Designer|
|•||Skills as an educational facilitator,||•||Educational Facilitator|
|•||Skills as an educational evaluator, and||•||Educational Evaluator|
|•||Capacity for reflective practice.||•||Reflective Professional|
The Principles and Their Attributes
Through participation in each of the teacher education programs at Lewis-Clark State College, teacher candidates have opportunities to develop and to demonstrate their professional competence in each of these seven qualities.
The Knowledgeable Professional. The teacher is knowledgeable of how children, as individuals and in groups, learn and develop and how instruction can be provided to support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all types of learners. The teacher understands schools as organizations within the larger community context and the laws and norms that guide their operation. [Performance indicators of the Knowledgeable Professional]
The Content Specialist. The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches. The teacher maintains currency in knowledge of the content area(s) and skills of the discipline. [Performance indicators of the Content Specialist]
The Educational Designer. The teacher plans and creates learning experiences based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals to make the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches meaningful for students. The teacher designs and develops learning opportunities which are congruent with how children learn and develop, which utilize well-selected instructional strategies and learning resources, and which are appropriately adapted to diverse learners. [Performance indicators of the Educational Designer]
The Educational Facilitator. The teacher utilizes a variety of instructional strategies (methods, techniques, etc.) and resources (media, technologies, etc.), effective, classroom organization skills, and effective, communication techniques to establish and facilitate engaging and meaningful learning environments that support the intellectual, social, and physical development of students. The teacher fosters active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. [Performance indicators of the Educational Facilitator]
The Educational Evaluator. The teacher understands and uses appropriate, formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner. The teacher performs appropriate, comprehensive assessments of the processes of instructional design, facilitation, and evaluation. The teacher adjusts and refines instruction based upon informed analysis. [Performance indicators of the Educational Evaluator]
The Reflective Professional. The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community). The teacher actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally. [Performance indicators of the Reflective Professional]
Teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions via indicators related to the key attributes associated with each of seven principles of professional competence.
The complete list of Professional Standards [html] with Principles, Attributes and Performance Indicators
The complete list of Professional Standards [pdf] with Principles, Attributes and Performance Indicators
On to the Themes of the LCSC Teacher Education programs.