CANDIDATE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
Standard 1: Knowledge
Candidates possess a comprehensive understanding of the Liberal Arts and Science and Education foundations content, concepts and modes of inquiry and make connections among disciplines.
1.1 Understands liberal arts and sciences content (the what of various disciplines), concepts (the generalizations about content), and the modes and methods of inquiry (the how of various disciplines).
1.2 Demonstrates in-depth understanding of the relevant and significant ideas across disciplines.
1.3 Connects content across disciplines.
1.4 Makes connections between disciplinary content and the New York State Standards for Learning.
1.5 Demonstrates understanding of how best to teach what they know about disciplinary content, curriculum, practices and strategies for learning, and how to apply appropriate assessment devices.
1.6 Creates and selects teaching methods, activities and materials that are aligned with the New York Standards for Learning.
1.7 Understands technology as a potential tool for teaching and learning
1.8 Designs and implements research by raising their own questions and using appropriate resources and methodologies to answer those questions.
1.9 Understands child development, characteristics, and needs.
1.10 Understands exceptionalities and the impact these conditions have on the development and performance of children.
Standard 2: Personal and Global Consciousness
Candidates examine, deconstruct, and reconstruct their own and others’ beliefs, values and perspectives to understand their own cultures and to develop empathy and acceptance towards others’ cultures.
2.1 Examines own beliefs, values, and perspectives and contextualizes these within a larger cultural context.
2.2 Recognizes their personal, cultural and social impact on others and how others influence them and actively reexamines or adjusts beliefs and values accordingly.
2.3 Validates, embraces, and addresses the multiple and diverse beliefs, values and perspectives of their students and students’ families.
2.4 Uses technology to gain knowledge of the beliefs, values and perspectives of their local communities and communities worldwide.
Standard 3: Analytical Ability
Candidates effectively and comprehensively deconstruct texts to uncover hidden meanings, to make connections, to draw inferences and to develop multiple perspectives toward various ideas and issue.
3.1 Effectively and comprehensively deconstructs texts (visual, auditory, and/or written) to uncover hidden meanings; to discern points of view that shape texts, and to make connections between the texts, their personal experiences, and other related texts.
3.2 Constructs and articulates new ways of looking at and responding to accepted ideas and paradigms.
3.3 Participates in a continuous and recursive cycle of learning that begins in immersion continues with retrospection, revision and modification.
3.4 Uses technology as a problem-solving tool to gather, organize and analyze information.
Standard 4: Creativity
Candidates conceptualize, design, and develop imaginative and innovative work.
4.1 Demonstrates imagination and innovation in their college assignments and requirements.
4.2 Conceptualizes and implements innovative curriculum and strategies of teaching and learning
4.3 Develops lessons and learning materials that utilize their imaginative capacities.
4.4 Creates innovations in teaching and learning.
4.5 Views technology as a path to creative and effective ways of teaching and learning
Standard 5: Professionalism
Candidates adopt a reflective practitioner stance toward teaching, learning, and collaboration with parents, colleagues and students that embraces inquiry, reciprocity and critique.
5.1 Approaches learning through a reflective stance, one that includes raising questions, applying critical criteria, and re-imagining what has been accomplished.
5.2 Demonstrates openness to learning and growing as a teacher.
5.3 Utilizes inquiry and critique to assess and revision teaching and learning.
5.4 Modifies instruction through action research inquiry to meet needs of learners.
5.5 Uses technology and other media to enhance life-long learning.
5.6 Applies and implements a reflective practitioner stance in working with parents, administrators, and members of the larger community by actively listening and constructing relationships that are equitable and reciprocal.
5.7 Demonstrates openness to learning and growing as a teacher and professional
5.8 Understands the ethical, legal, social, and human issues that comprise their professional bailiwick.
5.9 Involved in life-long learning activities and opportunities across various contexts and settings.
Standard 6: Effective Communication
Candidates speak and write in appropriate registers depending on audiences and purposes and demonstrate comprehensive fluency in numeracy.
6.1 Uses and applies Standard Written English where appropriate.
6.2 Uses “dominant” oral language where appropriate.
6.3 Applies code switching from standardized or dominant forms to other forms of English when appropriate.
6.4 Reads and writes a variety of texts in various disciplines and in a variety of registers for multiple purposes.
6.5 Uses technology as an efficient and innovative means of communication.
6.6 Applies basic mathematical concepts to everyday situations.
Standard 7: Collaboration
Candidates work effectively with other constituencies by seeking out others’ ideas, valuing multiple points of view, and building cooperative relationships.
7.1 Engages in collaboration when learning across disciplines.
7.2 Initiates cooperative learning activities and acts as an active facilitator.
7.3 Seeks out others for assistance and for building projects together.
7.4 Values others’ ideas and other points of view and recognizes that there is power in combining ideas.
7.5 Works effectively with parents, cooperating teachers, peers, administrators, and members of the larger community by collaborating and cooperating in equitable relationships with others.
Standard 8: Commitment and Care
Candidates practice social justice, with others, believe that all children can learn, hold high expectations themselves, and carry out sustained commitment to teaching and learning.
8.1 Practices equity and care with peers.
8.2 Maintains high expectations and applies rigorous standards for self and for all students.
8.3 Interacts in a just and fair manner, respecting and valuing the diversity of students and their families, including validating their particular talents and abilities.
8.4 Inspires and challenges students to excel.