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Teacher and Professional Education Program
Commitment

Students standing in a rowCommitment

A deep emotional and intellectual investment to becoming a caring and compassionate professional dedicated to personal growth, excellence, and to service to one's professional community, with the ultimate aim of empowering all learners.

Action

Action

student teachingProfessional practice that embodies the focused and skillful application of knowledge and understanding informed by reflection and a deep commitment to learners and their ultimate empowerment.

Knowledge

Knowledge

KnowledgeInformed, critically examined, research-based, data-driven, and experientially grounded understanding of learners, content, pedagogy, technology, and the standards associated with one's professional practice.

Reflection

Reflection

childern learningAnalytical and thoughtful examination of one's knowledge, understanding, and practice resulting in more targeted and refined action that empowers student learning.

Empowerment

Empowerment

childern learningThe Creation of a professional community wherein candidates develop the capability, confidence, efficacy, and sense of authority, enabling them to create a community that positively transforms the lives and actions of all learners and engages them in attaining their full potential.

 
 

Vision, Mission, and ValuesOur Vision

Our graduates will be empowered educational professionals deeply committed to continuous learning and the empowerment of all learners.

Our Mission

The WIU Teacher and Professional Education Program empowers candidates to become educational practitioners who engage in informed action that is grounded in knowledge and reflection; who are deeply committed to the highest standards of professional practice; who are able to adapt to emerging social, economic, and cultural landscapes; who are skilled in the use of technological tools that promote teaching and learning; and who are committed to empowering all learners.

Accredited: April 24, 2012

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