2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

College of Education and Human Performance

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Dr. John Jones, Dean

The College of Education and Human Performance consists of the following departments and service areas:

  1. Admissions, Field Experience, and Licensure (AFEL)
  2. The Department of Teacher Education (TED)
  3. The Department of Counseling and Professional Studies (CPS)
  4. The Department of Human Performance and Sports Science (HPSS)
  5. The Southwest Educational Renewal Zone (ERZ)

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Education and Human Performance is to prepare teacher education and other school personnel candidates, and students preparing for professions in Counseling, and Health, Kinesiology and Recreation as professional members and leaders of collaborative teams.

Education Preparation Provider (EPP) Conceptual Framework: Attaining Educational Achievement through Collaboration and Reflection

(Note: for the conceptual framework and dispositions of advanced programs, please see the appropriate program director.)

The mission of the Education Preparation Education Program is to prepare candidates who attain educational achievement through collaboration and reflection. To that end the education provider program (including content departments), collaborates with K-12 schools, Educational Service Cooperatives, Educational Renewal Zones, and other local, state, and national organizations to inculcate high standards of educational achievement for all students. The program engages pre-service and in-service teachers, administrators, counselors, and other educators to excel in teaching, leadership, scholarship, and service.

The EPP Conceptual Framework was developed collaboratively and over time. Through the identification of a set of core values held by faculty and stakeholders, the shared vision of the EPP conceptual framework was created. From this vision emerged core values that represent the critical dispositions and competencies deemed necessary by faculty and stakeholders to be an effective teacher.

Upon admission to a Educator Preparation Providers degree program, candidates are required to exhibit proficiency in all areas of established dispositions. Candidates will be assessed at various points throughout the program on the established dispositions.

Failure to demonstrate an acceptable level in any one or more of the indicated dispositions will result in one or more of the following actions which may include but not be limited to: 1) a hearing with the Dispositions Review Committee, 2) completion of a recommended Dispositional Development Plan, 3) removal and/or failure of any associated field experiences, and/or 4) removal from pursuing a degree in an Educator Preparation Provider program.

Candidates will be assessed at various points throughout the program to determine proficiency in the identified critical competencies as outlined in the conceptual framework. Candidates are required to demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in competency areas in order to proceed in the program of study and/or obtain an Educator Preparation Provider related degree.

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