The Professional Standards for Teachers define the pedagogical and other professional knowledge and skills required of all teachers. These Standards are used by teacher preparation providers in preparing their candidates, by the Department in reviewing programs seeking state approval, and by the Department as the basis of performance assessments of candidates. Candidates shall demonstrate that they meet the Professional Standards by passing a performance assessment :
- in the practicum phase of preparation for the Initial License,
- as part of the Performance Assessment Program option for earning the Professional license, and
- as one option for re-licensure during each five-year cycle after the Professional license is obtained
The Department will issue guidelines for each type of performance assessment to reflect differences in growth in professional knowledge and skills.
The pages within this section outline each of the different Professional Standards, and will provide evidence of how I have met these standards in my classroom this year.