CONTENT AND PEDAGOGICAL KNOWLEDGE
The provider ensures that candidates develop a deep understanding of the critical concepts and
principles of their discipline and, by completion, are able to use discipline-specific practices flexibly to
advance the learning of all students toward attainment of college- and career-readiness standards.
CLINICAL PARTNERSHIPS AND PRACTICE
The provider ensures that effective partnerships and high-quality clinical practice are central to
preparation so that candidates develop the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary
to demonstrate positive impact on all P-12 students’ learning and development.
CANDIDATE QUALITY, RECRUITMENT, AND SELECTIVITY
The provider demonstrates that the quality of candidates is a continuing and purposeful part of its
responsibility from recruitment, at admission, through the progression of courses and clinical
experiences, and to decisions that completers are prepared to teach effectively and are recommended
for certification. The provider demonstrates that development of candidate quality is the goal of
educator preparation in all phases of the program. This process is ultimately determined by a
program’s meeting of Standard 4.
The provider demonstrates the impact of its completers on P-12 student learning and development,
classroom instruction, and schools, and the satisfaction of its completers with the relevance and
effectiveness of their preparation.
PROVIDER QUALITY ASSURANCE AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The provider maintains a quality assurance system comprised of valid data from multiple measures,
including evidence of candidates’ and completers’ positive impact on P-12 student learning and
development. The provider supports continuous improvement that is sustained and evidence-based,
and that evaluates the effectiveness of its completers. The provider uses the results of inquiry and
data collection to establish priorities, enhance program elements and capacity, and test innovations to
improve completers’ impact on P-12 student learning and development.