In keeping with Teachers College vision and mission, WGU expects candidates and graduates of its advanced programs to have the required proficiencies and to demonstrate the dispositions and professional practice appropriate to the field of teacher education.
The demonstrated proficiencies of WGU’s program include:
Subject matter discipline(s)
Research knowledge and experience (masters programs only)
Dispositions & Professional Practice
Throughout their careers as professional educators, from enrollment through graduation and beyond, advanced program candidates are expected to develop and demonstrate the following dispositions and professional practice appropriate to the field of teacher education:
Caring and considerate
Affirming of diversity and cross-culturally competent
Equitable and fair
Committed to the belief that all students can learn
In addition to these eight dispositions, WGU expects advanced program candidates at all times to demonstrate professional behavior and communications in all of their interactions (written, verbal, and nonverbal) with other WGU students, WGU mentors, and staff, as well as with those they encounter in the field.