Proficiencies, Dispositions, and Professional Practice

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.

 

Proficiencies

 

The demonstrated proficiencies of WGU’s program include:

 

  • Subject matter discipline(s)
  • Field-based skills
  • 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
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Equitable and fair
  • Committed to the belief that all students can learn
  • Collaborative
  • Technologically proficient
  • Professional leadership

 

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.

 

 

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