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
Values subject matter
- Demonstrates passion and enthusiasm for content area
- Demonstrates continued learning in the content area
Appreciates multiple teaching strategies
- Recognizes multiple delivery methods for content
- Is willing to use OR is familiar with technology
- Is willing to involve others in the teaching process
Uses fair and consistent practices
- Does not show bias when working with others
- Exhibits good sportsmanship
- Demonstrates good leadership skills
Exhibits a belief that all students can learn
- Verbalizes philosophy that all students can learn
- Provides equitable experiences for everyone involved
- Does not discriminate
- Is able to verbalize any of the following: multiple intelligences, learning styles, No Child Left Behind, etc.
Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills
- Respects divergent views
- Easily communicates ideas to others
- Works cooperatively with others
- Is willing to listen to others’ ideas
Is sensitive to student needs
- Shows willingness to help others
- Shows flexibility when appropriate
- Takes on extra duties to help others
- Speaks and writes standard English
- Is punctual
- Dresses professionally
- Manages time and resources appropriately
- Works collaboratively with parents, students, and other professionals or colleagues
Is a reflective decision-maker
- Exhibits critical thinking/problem solving skills
- Provides a rationale for decisions
- Reviews and revises decisions based on evidence
Is dedicated to the profession
- Takes advantage of professional growth opportunities
- Is a member of a professional or community organization
- Volunteers in the school or community
- An effective educator uses knowledge of human development and learning, combined with knowledge of pedagogy and content, to best support learning for all students.
- An effective educator uses formal and informal assessment to evaluate student learning and modifies instruction as needed so that all students can learn.
- An effective educator engages students in critical thinking and problem solving.
- An effective educator plans instruction based on student needs, curriculum goals and standards, and community needs and in response to diversity.
- 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.
- An effective educator is skilled in verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in order to clearly communicate with students, families, colleagues, and the community.
- An effective educator is able to think critically and solve problems and uses technology to enhance instruction.
- 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.