Module #1: Edgewood College School of Education Conceptual Framework
Edgewood College, rooted in the Dominican tradition, engages students within a community of learners committed to building a just and compassionate world. The College educates students for meaningful personal and professional lives of ethical leadership, service, and a lifelong search for truth.
Edgewood College's goal is to engage it's students in exemplary teaching practices, and service. To ensure that graduates become successful professional educators in PK-12 settings. Further, the School of Education's vision is to prepare teachers and other professional educators who are Reflective Practitioners and participate in evidence-based practice.
The process of becoming a reflective practitioner follows a framework for teaching that includes (Danielson, 1996):
a) planning and preparation
b) classroom environment
d) professional responsibilities
These four domains are aligned to the InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Standards for Teacher Development and Licensure and contain necessary and specific components that are assessed at multiple stages throughout each student's teacher education preparation program.