Conceptual Framework Summary Statement:
Educational Professionals Committed to Excellence

THEME 1

Educational Professionals Committed to Academic Excellence

Objective 1.1: Candidates demonstrate liberal arts content knowledge.
Objective 1.2: Candidates demonstrate professional education knowledge.
Objective 1.3: Candidates demonstrate effective communication skills: reading, writing, speaking, listening.
Objective 1.4: Candidates demonstrate the ability to critically analyze, synthesize and apply liberal arts content  knowledge, professional education knowledge, and effective communication skills.

THEME 2

Educational Professionals Committed to Teaching and Counseling Practices Grounded in Current Theory and Research

Objective 2.1: Candidates demonstrate the ability to design and implement effective lessons.
Objective 2.2: Candidates demonstrate ability to use various formal and informal assessment strategies and apply the  resulting data to inform their professional practice.
Objective 2.3: Candidates demonstrate the ability to use appropriate management techniques in a variety of school  settings.
Objective 2.4: Candidates demonstrate the ability to collaborate with staff, parents, and non- school based  organizations.
Objective 2.5: Candidates demonstrate the ability to be reflective learners and apply the results to inform their  professional practice.
Objective 2.6: Candidates demonstrate knowledge about current educational research to implement appropriate  changes based on that research.
Objective 2.7: Candidates demonstrate a personal educational philosophy and are able to develop and express   personal opinions on relevant educational and social issues.

THEME 3

Educational Professionals Who Respect Diversity and are Committed to Empowerment, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice

Objective 3.1: Candidates create empowering educational environments for all learners.
Objective 3.2: Candidates know and adhere to the New York State Code of Ethics for Educators to guide their practice  and interactions with students, staff, community, families and peers.
Objective 3.3: Candidates demonstrate the understanding that knowledge and skills are empowering for themselves  and their students.
Objective 3.4: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and respect for diversity.
Objective 3.5: Candidates demonstrate abilities to design and/or adapt instructional opportunities to diverse  populations of learners.
Objective 3.6: Candidates demonstrate knowledge of social justice issues and advocacy strategies

Division approval of revisions 2/24/12