Educators need to know how learners learn and develop conceptual understandings to design and implement appropriate learning experiences. Faculty should understand individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure their lessons are inclusive and that each learner can meet high standards.
Faculty understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and their discipline to create learning experiences that are both accessible and meaningful for learners assuring mastery of the content. The educator applies professional knowledge to promote student learning and are knowledgeable in pedagogical content knowledge, assessment, and evaluation, and the use of technology to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity and collaborative problem solving related to local and global issues.
Faculty applies their professional knowledge and experiences to ensure that students are engaged and meeting learning outcomes. They use a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to promote deep understanding of content areas and their connections. They use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth and to guide decision making. Faculty understands and reflect on curriculum, ethics, research and related policies and procedures to inform their practice.
Faculty are committed to ongoing professional learning and continuously improve their teaching practice, model lifelong learning, and exhibit leadership in their professional communities. They promote the effective use of digital tools and resource. Faculty remains current in the knowledge and skills that is representative of a professional in a global and digital society.