Candidate Dispositions

PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS EXPECTED OF CANDIDATES
Faculty model and encourage all candidates to reflect dispositions that represent the values and attitudes expected of professionals in the field of education. These dispositions are based on the Education Unit’s conceptual framework and encompass several behavioral indicators within the three program outcomes. As candidates move through their programs it is expected they demonstrate these dispositions.  A list of these dispositions is found at: Dispositions.

EVAKUATION OF PROFESSIONAL DISPOSITIONS EXPECTED OF CANDIDATES

Master Teachers will assess candidate dispositions according to the evaluation below, which is also used to evaluate Teacher Candidates in the Multiple Subject Credential Program. This evaluation is based on the COE Mission Statement and Candidate Dispositions. All disposition evaluations will be due by the last day of class during the first semester according to the CSUF academic calendar. 

COE Mission Statement
The College of Education is committed to the preparation and professional development of innovative and transformative educators who advance just, equitable, and inclusive education. As a professional community of scholar-practitioners, we promote creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking as fundamental to student achievement and success in a diverse and interconnected world.

SSCP Fieldwork Evaluation:  Candidate Dispositions
Faculty model and encourage all candidates to reflect dispositions that represent the values and attitudes expected of professionals in the field of education. These dispositions are based on the Education Unit’s conceptual framework and encompass several behavioral indicators within the three program outcomes. As candidates move through their programs it is expected they demonstrate a commitment to fairness and a belief that all children can learn through an increasing ability to: promote diversity, engage in collaborative endeavors, think critically, maintain professional and ethical standards, and value life-long learning.

Candidate dispositions are evaluated as part of program admission requirements and also at the end of the first 10 weeks of fieldwork by the Master Teacher.  15 elements are assessed on a 4-point scale: 1 = unacceptable, 2 = developing, 3 = acceptable, and 4 = exemplary. Evaluations are shared with Teacher Candidates and their Subject Area Coordinators and is stored in our Online Evaluation System.