MOSTEP - Initial Teacher Preparation

The unit ensures that candidates for teacher certification have completed a program of content, professional, pedagogical, and integrative studies.

1.2.1. Quality Indicator 1.2.1

The preservice teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry and structures of the discipline(s) within the context of a global society and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

1.2.2. Quality Indicator 1.2.2

The preservice teacher understands how students learn and develop, and provides learning opportunities that support the intellectual, social, and personal development of all students.

1.2.3. Quality Indicator 1.2.3

The preservice teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.

1.2.4. Quality Indicator 1.2.4

The preservice teacher recognizes the importance of long-range planning and curriculum development and develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum based upon student, district, and state performance standards.

1.2.5. Quality Indicator 1.2.5

The preservice teacher uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

1.2.6. Quality Indicator 1.2.6

The preservice teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.

1.2.7. Quality Indicator 1.2.7

The preservice teacher models effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.

1.2.8. Quality Indicator 1.2.8

The preservice teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.

1.2.9. Quality Indicator 1.2.9

The preservice teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually assesses the effects of choices and actions on others. This reflective practitioner actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally and utilizes the assessment and professional growth to generate more learning for more students.

1.2.10. Quality Indicator 1.2.10

The preservice teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and educational partners in the larger community to support student learning and well-being.

1.2.11. Quality Indicator 1.2.11

The preservice teacher understands theories and applications of technology in educational settings and has adequate technological skills to create meaningful learning opportunities for all students.