Wayne State University

Accreditation Process for Initial Certification Programs Through TEAC

Examination of our Core Values

We believe in a Reflective Process where we ask ourselves:

  • Do Wayne State University Graduates understand what the faculty claim they know and can do?
  • What have the faculty learned from their monitoring and inquiry into our program's quality?

Overall TEAC Goals:

  • Public assurance that our graduates are Competent, Caring & Qualified
  • Public Assurance that our faculty monitors and improves program quality
  • The Assurance is based on Evidence:
    • Wayne State University expect that the evidence is trustworthy, consistent with our program's claims, and TEAC's requirements, and is of sufficient magnitude.

    • The attached chart provides evidence of sources

  • The Evidence comes from our Claims:

1.  Initial Certification Completions understand subject matter knowledge they will teach.

This claim is aligned to Wayne State University College of Education competencies 1 and 2:

COE 1: Knows the subject area content and best practices in those areas.

COE 2: Organizes and implements effective instruction including the integration of content across curriculum areas.

2.  Initial Certification Completions have pedagogical knowledge.

This claim is aligned to Wayne State University College of Education competencies 2, 3, 4, 8, & 9.

COE 2: Organizes and implements effective instruction including the integration of content across curriculum areas.

COE 3: Utilizes appropriate classroom organization and management techniques to ensure a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning.

COE 4: Provides a learning environment that engages students’ creative and critical thinking

COE 8: Selects appropriately from a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate student learning and uses this information to make informed curriculum decisions.  

COE 9: Utilizes school/district/community resources.

3.  Initial Certification Completions know how to teach in a caring and effective matter:

This claim is aligned to WSU COE competencies 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10:

COE 3: Utilizes appropriate classroom organization and management techniques to ensure a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning.

COE 4: Provides a learning environment that engages students’ creative and critical thinking.

COE 5: Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and is committed to all students and their learning

COE 6: Exhibits Professional Dispositions: Behaves in an ethical, reflective and professional manner participates regularly in College of Education sponsored learning communities and is committed to all students and their learning.

COE 7: Understands and integrates varying perspectives to enhance students’ awareness, respect and appreciation of diverse populations.

COE 10: Communicates and interacts with parents/guardians/families to enhance student success.

The following three themes are woven throughout the above claims:

Learning how to learn (COE: 7, 8, 9, 10)

Multicultural (COE: 5, 6, 7)

Technology (COE: 1, 2, 4, 9)

Specific Assignments are used to assess our claims