Running head: COMPARING TEACHER STANDARDS
Comparing Teacher Standards
Jennifer A. Young
Grand Canyon University
SPE- 529N Special Education Foundations and Frameworks
Comparing Teacher Standards
| State Specific Standards & NCLB
| Teacher Qualifications
| CONTENT KNOWLEDGE & SKILL-Teachers have in-depth understanding of the content they plan to teach.-Teachers provide multiple explanations and instructional strategies.-Teachers are leaders and mentors in schools and communities.-Teachers reflect on their practice and make necessary adjustments to enhance student learning.Qualified Educators-Teachers have earned different levels of degrees in education and have had experience in a classroom setting.-All teachers are knowledgeable in their subject areas and they understand all elements within their area of content.-Each teacher has their own mission that helps guide them through lessons within the classroom.-All teachers must be willing to continue their education to be able to stay up to date on in the world of education.
| Knowledge of Students-Teachers of students with exceptional needs consistently use their knowledge of human development and learning, and observation to understand their students.Knowledge of Special Education-Teachers have a broad knowledge of the special education field and are able to draw on this knowledge to set meaningful goals for their students.
| Foundations-Teachers must understand the field as an evolving and changing discipline based on philosophies, evidence-based principles and theories, laws and policies, diverse and historical points of view.-Teachers must also understand the influences of society on the special education field.Development of Learners-Teachers must be able to differentiate amid each student’s special disabilities and each type of learning mode.-Teachers will recognize the learning impact on students is not theirs alone but involves family and the community.-Teachers will recognize each student’s varying ability and behaviors and respond appropriately to their needs.
| Content Pedagogy-Teachers will be prepared to know the content area they are teaching in and be able to do substantial research before they begin to teach.-Once research is completed, teachers will review what they have learned and apply the necessary and appropriate materials to their lessons.-While teachers are teaching they will need to use engaging activities and teaching methods to promote learning all through their classrooms.School and Community Involvement-Teachers will not only be educators toward their students but they will also be a mentor, a leader.-The teacher is to stay educationally involved and want to continue their learning within the classroom.-Teacher will communicate professionally with all who are involved in their line of work.-Teachers will build a strong rapport with student family members and students individually.
| Student Learning
| Collaboration- Candidates work with students, families, colleagues and communities in ways that reflect the professional dispositions expected of professional educators as delineated in professional, state, and institution/agency standards. -Teachers are observed periodically throughout the year.-Teachers must always be willing to improve their teaching skills in order to stay an effective teacher.-Teachers must teach to the highest quality with all learners targeted.Diversity-Teachers will continue to teach with multicultural classrooms and high quality teaching.-All students will be ensured access to all quality learning opportunities.
| Communication-Teachers work with students to explore ways to build competence and confidence.-Teachers use a variety of ways to help students understand and gain important knowledge and skills.-Teachers interact with students to teach social development, by teaching responsibility, diversity, respect, and basically developing social character.Diversity-...
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