The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences Conceptual Framework is a living
document that provides an underlying structure and articulates a rationale for our
operations and gives direction to all aspects of our programs. We have attached a
brief Conceptual Framework document as well as a full Conceptual Framework document.
Our Conceptual Framework is organized around our long held overarching theme of “Preparing
Educational Leaders.” Our present Framework identifies three core commitments that
are common to all programs in the College: a commitment to Diversity and diverse
communities, a commitment to Effective Practice, and a commitment to Leadership.
These common commitments are supported by principles of action and norms of interaction
and over time have resulted in the specification of performance outcome standards
for all candidates including professional Pillars of Practice, Diversity, and Disposition
performance standards. Based on a solid professional knowledge base of standards,
best practices, research and theory, these three sets of performance standards define
our expectations for what all candidates should know, be able to do, and be like when
they complete our programs.