Educator Dispositions Assessment
The EDA is utilized to identify disposition issues that may arise with candidates within courses and in-the-field. To ensure that the EDA is utilized fairly and candidates receive due process, the Office of Teacher Education & Clinical Practice (OTECP) has identified a Disposition Concerns Process. This process can be utilized with all initial licensure candidates (undergraduate and MAT).
OTECP Disposition Concerns Process:
- The EDA and Disposition Concerns Process will be introduced to all teacher candidates upon being admitted to TEP.
- The EDA and Disposition Concerns Process will be discussed with teacher candidates in every education course taken and all orientations.
- Course Instructors, Supervisors, or Mentor Teachers can complete the EDA if candidates exhibit dispositional concerns.
- One completed EDA is a warning. The candidate and person who completed the EDA meet to discuss the concerns.
- The completed warning EDA will be submitted to the OTECP and filed.
- If two EDAs are completed on a teacher candidate, the teacher candidate must meet with the EDA Committee.
- The committee for candidates who receive two EDAs will consist of the Director of Teacher Education, program coordinators, faculty, and other administrators as needed.
- The committee will be convened by the Director of Teacher Education.
- The candidate and all EDA committee members will receive a copy of the meeting notes after the meeting is completed.
- Once the teacher candidate meets with the committee, a formal decision letter will be sent to the candidate.
- Candidates will be informed that they can appeal the committee decision with the Assistant Dean of Student Success & Strategic Initiatives.
- The Assistant Dean will receive the decision letter as well as the notes taken at the EDA committee meeting.
- The candidate will have 2 weeks to appeal the committee’s decision with the Assistant Dean. A meeting will be scheduled with the candidate if requested by them.