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Standard 4: Diversity

The unit designs, implements, and evaluates curriculum and provides experiences for candidates to acquire and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn. Assessments indicate that candidates can demonstrate and apply proficiencies related to diversity. Experiences provided for candidates include working with diverse populations, including higher education and P–12 school faculty, candidates, and students in P–12 schools.

4.4.a   Aggregate data on proficiencies related to diversity that candidates are expected to demonstrate through working with students from diverse groups in classrooms and schools, including impact on student learning

4.4.b   Curriculum components and experiences that address diversity proficiencies (This might be a matrix that shows diversity components in required courses.)

4.4.c   Assessment instruments and scoring guides related to candidates meeting diversity proficiencies (These assessments may be included in program review documents or the exhibits for Standard 1. Cross reference as appropriate.)

4.4.d   Data table on faculty demographics (see Appendix A for an example)

Faculty Demographics


Unit policies, practices, and procedures that facilitate experiences with faculty, candidates, and P-12 students from diverse groups:

Field Placement Policies

All candidates are expected to have at least one field placement each in an urban, suburban, and rural environment.  This is monitored through on-going communication between departments and the STEP Office.

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