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The Department of Education at Cameron University is dedicated to producing COMPETENT, CARING, and COMMITTED educators who can successfully work with diverse students.

Dispositions with Indicators

An educator who is COMPETENT displays the following dispositions:

  • Reflectiveness
  • Willingness to learn

An educator who is CARING displays the following dispositions:

  • Advocating for the learning of all children
  • Empathy
  • Open-mindedness

An educator who is COMMITTED displays the following dispositions:

  • Positive attitude
  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Confidence

Core Beliefs

  1. An effective educator uses knowledge of human development and learning, combined with knowledge of pedagogy and content, to best support learning for all students.
  2. An effective educator uses formal and informal assessment to evaluate student learning and modifies instruction as needed so that all students can learn.
  3. An effective educator engages students in critical thinking and problem solving.
  4. An effective educator plans instruction based on student needs, curriculum goals and standards, and community needs and in response to diversity.
  5. An effective educator creates learning environments that promote fairness, positive social interactions, active learning, and motivation so that students will have a high level of engagement.
  6. An effective educator is skilled in verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in order to clearly communicate with students, families, colleagues, and the community.
  7. An effective educator is able to think critically and solve problems and uses technology to enhance instruction.
  8. An effective educator is a reflective, life-long learner who seeks out professional development resources and opportunities, collaborates with others, is willing to change as needed, and maintains a high level of professionalism.

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Contact Information

Department of Education
Nance Boyer, Room 1078
2800 W. Gore Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505
580.581.2320 Voice
580.581.2865 Fax
jdennis@cameron.edu