College of Education Professional Beliefs

College of Education Professional Beliefs

Effective educational professionals apply their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to:

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Plan Coherent Practice and Pedagogy

  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Discipline-Specific Content
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Content-Related Pedagogy
  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Standards for Performance Outcomes
  • Demonstrate Knowledge and Recognition of the Diverse Needs and Interests of Learners
  • Design Effective Instruction and/or Service Using Internal and External Resources
  • Plan for the Effective Use of Volunteers and/or Other Professionals to Enhance Learning

Create Inclusive Environments Conducive to Optimal Learning

  • Demonstrate Belief That Everyone Can Learn
  • Establish Learning Environments Based on Mutual Respect and Rapport
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of How Cultural Identities Shape Professional Expectations and Practices
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Cultural Similarities and Differences Through Instruction and/or Service to Optimize Learning
  • Differentiate Practices and Curricula to Ensure Fairness and Value Diversity
  • Establish and Communicate Clear Behavioral Expectations
  • Structure and Monitor Learning Environment to Support Academic, Interpersonal, and Emotional Performance Outcomes of Learners
  • Organize and Manage Instructional Environment

Ensure Effective Instruction and Assessment

  • Communicate Clear Learner Expectations, Content Explanations, and Guidance/Feedback
  • Engage Everyone in Varied Learning Activities and Resources
  • Monitor and Differentiate Relevant Instruction and/or Service to Meet the Needs of Learners
  • Provide Opportunities for Individual and Collaborative Problem-Solving through Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Design and Use Formative and Summative Assessments Congruent with Performance Outcomes of Learners
  • Maintain and analyze Data for Use in Monitoring Learner Progress and Differentiating Instruction and/or Service
  • Utilize Technology Effectively to Enhance Learning

Exhibit Professionalism

  • Demonstrate Decision-Making Aligned with Professional Ethical Standards
  • Participate in Reflective Inquiry for Professional Growth
  • Collaborate and Communicate with Colleagues, Families, and Community Members to Meet the Needs of Learners
  • Engage in Professional Growth Opportunities and Resources at Local, State, National or International Levels
  • Engage in School Initiatives, Activities, and Events to Enhance the Learning Community
  • Demonstrate Individual and Collaborative Problem-Solving Skills
  • Remain Current and Appropriately Use New Instructional Technologies



The mission of Bloomsburg University’s College of Education is to prepare ethical educational professionals who are empowered to assess the development and facilitate the growth of all learners to succeed and lead in our diverse and technologically complex world; and to serve as a resource to the region.