Explore the dynamic nature of the teaching and learning process
Teaching and learning occur in many settings and are influenced by developmental, social, cultural, economic, and personality variables including teacher candidates and students. Teacher candidates, therefore, utilize multiple differentiated instructional strategies, implement authentic assessment approaches, reflect on the success of each learning experience and their contribution to that experience, and develop a deep understanding of developmentally appropriate practices that contribute to the teaching and learning process.
Teacher candidates participate in various authentic Birth to grade 12 ( B-12) field experiences in order to facilitate the development of knowledge, skills, and dispositions to address the learning needs of diverse populations. Careful planning, reflection, and the ability to take risks and try new approaches support the growth of successful educators who are lifelong learners.