The Belhaven School of Education Educator Preparation Provider Standards

Belhaven offers a challenging educational experience for new and practicing teachers who desire to enhance their knowledge, skills, and practice. The School of Education faculty and staff are committed to preparing professional educators who can provide distinctive Christian leadership and service in the classrooms, in the schools, at the district levels, and within diverse communities.

The Belhaven School of Education Conceptual Framework and Educator Preparation Provider Standards (EPPS)

Serving as the Educator Preparation Provider (EPP) for Belhaven University the School of Education’s Mission Statement is:

To prepare effective professional educators who demonstrate both academic excellence and professional knowledge while providing distinctive Christian leadership and service to all students, parents, and communities.

The conceptual framework and the Belhaven Educator Preparation Provider Standards (EPPS) identified by the School of Education are the foundation for the EPP’s Quality Assurance Assessment System and reflect and inform candidate assessments of the following objectives:

Belhaven Educator Preparation Provider Standards (EPPS)

EPP Standard 1: Vision and Mission
The candidate supports and promotes, an academic and values centered, vision and mission to other teachers, staff, parents, and community to ensure that high quality teaching, learning, and schooling are implemented and continuous school improvement is taking place.

EPP Standard 2: Knowledge of Content
The candidate assures that they utilize knowledge of content in creating learning opportunities that make subject matter meaningful and useful and promotes the growth and development of all students.

EPP Standard 3: Learning Environments
The candidate promotes academic success and personal wellbeing of students by assuring that they design and manage learning environments that accommodate a diverse population, provide for individual differences, and enhance student learning and achievement.

EPP Standard 4: Instructional Methods
The candidate, in cooperation with other school educators, selects and implements a variety of instructional methods & teaching strategies that develop students' critical thinking, problem solving, & performance skills.

EPP Standard 5: Assessment
The candidate promotes appropriate and meaningful assessments and analyzes assessment data to monitor and document individual student learning, grade level growth, classroom, and school advancement in order to inform improvements in instruction, the impact on student learning, and school enhancement.

EPP Standard 6: Professional Growth
The candidate employs the tools of self-evaluation and reflection and utilizes available resources to support professional growth as an educator and leader, to create a culture of professionalism and promote student learning, foster improved instruction, and be an advocate for school enhancement.

EPP Standard 7: Professional Dispositions
The candidate integrates and exhibits the Christian worldview in building inclusive learning environments that address the needs, perspectives, and diversity among students, families, colleagues, and communities. The candidate manifests the ethical principles and dispositions of a Christian professional educator and is a role model both in and outside of the school building, the district, and the community.