TE Program Student HB 2015 (3)

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They evolve from the educational faculty’s perception of the role and nature of competent, caring, and reflective teacher in a wide variety of school settings such as 18
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public, private, and international schools. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK OUTLINE VISION : Taylor University teacher education graduates will be competent, caring and reflective teachers prepared for world service. PHILOSOPHY : The Taylor University teacher education program believes that: 1. All people have inherent worth, value, and the ability to learn. 2. Anchored by the Taylor Department of Education Conceptual Framework, educational constructionist (learn-by-doing) and progressivist (forward- thinking) principles provide greater opportunities to explore and develop competencies necessary for growth and learning. 3. Student-centered approaches encourage student voices, divergent points of view, and critical thinking. 4. Awareness of diversity in learners’ circumstances, readiness, preferences, and learning modalities compels candidates to engage in and advocate learning that is: active, hands-on, experimental, project-oriented, problem-based, and thought-provoking. MISSION : The Taylor University teacher education program will: 1. Provide candidates with rigorous professional preparation in elementary and secondary education. 2. Integrate faith and Christian values with liberal arts and professional training. 3. Cooperate and collaborate with all other departments to ensure the development of high-quality foundational core education and major fields of study. 4. Demonstrate excellence in teaching as well as the emulation of the servant- leader model by faculty. GOALS : Taylor University teacher education candidates and graduates will meet the following goals: 1. To develop competency in personal qualities, foundational core education, ethical and moral dispositions, subject matter, and professional skills. 2. To strive to become caring teachers who are learner-centered and respondents to the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical developmental needs of each student. 1. To become reflective teachers who are thoughtful individuals motivated to analyze situations, set goals, plan and monitor actions, evaluate results and reflect on their own professional thinking. 3. To become equipped with the knowledge, understanding, performance skills, and attitudes for developing a global perspective that values and appreciates the contribution of diverse students in public, private, and/or international settings in the community for which they serve. COMPETENCIES : Taylor University teacher education candidates and graduates will demonstrate the following primary competencies as mastered 19
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through the integration of academic and spiritual objectives of the university. 1. Personal Competencies: Teacher education candidates and graduates will develop those aspects of personality and interpersonal relationship skills that will enhance effective classroom teaching and contribute to society.
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  • Fall '14
  • Dr. Abebe
  • The Bible, The Land, Department of Education, teacher education program, Taylor University, Taylor University Teacher Education Program

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