Educators as Facilitators of Learning

The purpose of the Educator Preparation Program at UT Martin is to provide education professionals with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to become effective facilitators of learning. Graduates of the Educator Preparation Program will be disposed to view teaching as an act of being a facilitator of student growth and whose professional practice is characterized by reflection, active learning, inquiry, and assistance to others to unlock their potential. Upon completion of the program, candidates must demonstrate that they are capable of instructing, reviewing, and critically analyzing their own performance as well as the performance of their students.

Knowledge Base for Initial Licensure

The conceptual framework for initial licensure of the Educator Preparation Program at The University of Tennessee at Martin defines specific outcomes for participants of the curriculum. The basis for best professional practice embraces the following: (1) knowledge, skills, and application; (2) reflective practice; and (3) professional and ethical behavior.

Outcomes of the Initial Conceptual Framework

The foundation and implementation of all initial licensure programs and experiences in the Educator Preparation Program are focused on those knowledge, skills, and dispositions that enable candidates to become facilitators who understand human development and create learning environments that encourage all students to grow. Based on the beliefs of the Unit faculty the knowledge base for the Initial Conceptual Framework is reflected in the following groups of outcomes:

Knowledge, Skills, and Application – Candidates will:

Reflective Practice – Candidates will:

Professional and Ethical Behavior – Candidates will demonstrate:

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