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Conceptual Framework

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Mary Kay Delaney
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The conceptual framework was developed by the professional community, including the public school partners and Meredith faculty, invested in teacher preparation at Meredith College. Aligned with professional and state standards, the conceptual framework is research based and guides the work of the Department of Education. It reflects our commitment to the vision of teaching, learning and leading in a global society, set forth by both the College and the State Board of Education.

The Department of Education has thriving undergraduate and graduate programs that are highly regarded for the accomplishments and leadership of alumni in educating all students effectively. In the tradition of our college and our profession, programs are known for academic rigor and integrity; meaningful field experiences connected to course content; and ongoing advising and professional support. The programs are rooted in school system partnerships where students learn and practice collaboration and collegiality with both classmates and school-based educators, resulting in a community of professional learning and reflective practice.

The Conceptual Framework of the Department of Education at Meredith College supports the standards expressed in the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards by:

  • Practicing global awareness through culturally responsive, inclusive, and connected pedagogy
  • Understanding the content they teach
  • Contributing to student growth and learning
  • Exhibiting Leadership