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Conceptual Framework - Initial Candidates

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Conceptual Framework - Initial Candidates

CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK ALIGNED TO NY STATE, INTASC, NBPTS, NCATE STANDARDS ALONG WITH PROFICIENCIES OF INITIAL CANDIDATES

 

Theme A: Developing In-Depth Knowledge About the World

We seek to support our candidates to develop the content knowledge and skills that are needed to help all students learn. Our goal is to nurture candidate's abilities and dispositions to realize their potentials and become life-long learner.
 
NY State 
Standard(s)
INTASC
Standard(s)
NBPTS
Standard(s)
NCATE
Standard(s)
Candidate
Proficiencies
Strengthen teacher preparation in the liberal arts and sciences and in the subject that will be taught:
 
52.21(b)(2)(ii)a
52.21(b)(2)(ii)b
 
52.1(b)(3)
 
52.2(c)(3)
 
52.21(b)(3)
 
52.21(b)(2)(i)(k)
 
Principle 1
The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
 
Principle 2
The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social, and personal development.
 
Principle 3
The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
 
Principle 4
The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
 
Principle 5
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.
 
Principle 7
The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
 
 
Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing, Assessment and Development: A Resource for State Dialogue (PDF)
Proposition 2
Teachers Know the Subjects They Teach and How to Teach Those Subjects to Students.
Standard 1
Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
 
Standard 2
Assessment System and Unit Evaluation
 
Standard 3
Field Experiences and Clinical Practice
 
Standard 6
Unit Governance and Resources
 
AK 1
Candidates know and understand subject matter concepts, knowledge, and skills.
 
AK 2
Candidates have knowledge of human learning and development.
 
AK 3
Candidates have beginning knowledge and understanding of traditional and alternative assessment techniques and when, why and how to use them.
 
AK 4
Candidates understand how students' social, emotional, and cognitive development influences learning.
 
AK 5
Candidates know and understand how to use technology to augment their knowledge about the world.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme B: BECOMING SKILLFUL, REFELCTIVE PRACTITIONERS

We aim for our candidates to demonstrate pedagogical excellence by fostering a practice that includes: a deep knowledge of human learning and development, the ability to support learners who can actively inquire and construct understandings about the world, the ability to recognize and respond to all learners, skills in using technology appropriately, a broad range of instructional and assessment strategies that are effective with all learners, competence in applying theory and knowledge to practice in real-world situations.
NY State 
Standard(s)
INTASC
Standard(s)

NBPTS 
Standard(s)

NCATE
Standard(s)
Candidate
Proficiencies 
 
 
 
 
BK 7
Candidates know how reflection can inform professional practice.
 
 
BK 8
Candidates have beginning knowledge of assessment tools and strategies.
 
 
BK 9
Candidates know, when appropriate, the factors in the environment outside of school that influence students' lives and learning.
 
 
BK 10
Candidates have a beginning knowledge of the principles of discipline-based and, where appropriate, interdisciplinary curriculum design.
 
 
BK 11
Candidates have a beginning knowledge of how to evaluate curriculum materials for their usefulness and appropriateness for their students.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme C: EDUCATING FOR AND ABOUT DIVERSITY

We embrace diversity as a resource that enables the faculty to build on the varied strengths of all learners. We continuously work to promote understanding by being responsive to the needs and perspectives of those from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. We focus special attention on how issues of diversity can best be used to support student learning and positively impact schools in urban settings.

NY State 
Standard(s)
INTASC
Standard(s)
NBPTS
Standard(s)
NCATE
Standard(s)
Candidate
Proficiencies 

General Education Core, Content core and Pedagogical Core:

52.21(b)(3)

52.1(b)(3)

 

Registration of Programs Preparing Classroom Teachers

Principle 9
The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

Principle 10
The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

 

Model Standards for Beginning Teacher Licensing, Assessment and Development: A Resource for State Dialogue (PDF)

Proposition 1
Teachers are Committed to Students and Their Learning.
 
Proposition 5
Teachers are Members of Learning Communities

 

Standard 1
Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
 
Standard 3
Field Experiences and Clinical Practice
 
Standard 4
Diversity
 
 
NCATE
National Council for Accredition of Teacher Education
DK 1
Candidates understand the importance of forging relationships with parents to support students' learning.
 
 
DK 2
Candidates are becoming aware of community and professional resources that are important for their professional development.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theme E: BUILDING CARING COMMUNITIES

We seek to enable candidates to create democratic communities in their classrooms and schools and to model caring, committed, and ethical practice.

NY State 
Standard(s)
INTASC
Standard(s)
NBPTS
Standard(s)
NCATE
Standard(s)
Candidate
Proficiencies

General Education Core, Content core and Pedagogical Core:

52.21(b)(3)

52.1(b)(3)

 

Registration of Programs Preparing Classroom Teachers

 
Principle 1
The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
 
Principle 2
The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social, and personal development.
 
Principle 3
The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
 
Principle 5
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.
 
Principle 6
The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
 

Principle 10
The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Proposition 1
Teachers are Committed to Students and Their Learning.
 
Proposition 3
Teachers are Responsible for Managing and Monitoring Student Learning
 
Proposition 4
Teachers Think Systematically About Their Practice and Learn from Experience
 
Proposition 5
Teachers are Members of Learning Communities
Standard 1
Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions
 
Standard 2
Assessment System and Unit Evaluation
 
Standard 3
Field Experiences and Clinical Practice
 
Standard 4
Diversity
 
 
NCATE
National Council for Accredition of Teacher Education
EK 1
Candidates know, when appropriate, the factors in the' environment outside of school that influence students' lives and learning.
 
EK 2
Candidates a beginning knowledge of effective verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to guide student learning and behavior.
 
EK 3
Candidates know a beginning knowledge of effective strategies for maintaining an orderly and purposeful learning environment.
 
EK 4
Candidates have a beginning knowledge of effective strategies for resolving interpersonal conflict in the classroom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last updated on: February 8, 2018