College of Education Standards derived from the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC).

A. Student Learning:

Candidates understand how learning occurs - how students construct knowledge and acquire skills - and how to use instructional strategies that promote student learning.

B. Diverse Learners:

Candidates understand how students may differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.

C. Planning Instruction:

Candidates understand learning theory, curriculum development, and student development and know how to use this knowledge in planning instruction to meet curricular goals.

D. Instructional Strategies:

Candidates understand and know how to use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

E. Learning Environment:

Candidates know how to help students work productively and cooperatively with each other in complex social settings.

F. Communication:

Candidates communicate effectively, understand the role of language in learning, and foster active inquiry, collaboration, and interaction in the classroom.

G. Assessment:

Candidates understand the uses, advantages, and limitations of different types of formal and informal student assessments.

H. Reflection and Professional Development:

Candidates understand the importance of reflection, self-assessment, and learning as ongoing processes and actively seek opportunities for professional growth.

I. Collaboration, Ethics, and Relationships:

Candidates understand schools as connected to larger community contexts and foster relationships with parents, school colleagues, and organizations that will support students' learning and development.

J. Technology:

Candidates understand and know how to use computer technology in their teaching.

K. Subject Matter Knowledge:

Candidates understand the major concepts, assumptions, debates, processes of inquire, and ways of knowing that are central to the subjects they teach.