BASIC TENETS OF THE CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
The UNCP Teacher Education Program is committed to the public school mission of preparing P-12 learners for full participation in a democratic society. We believe that all P-12 learners are entitled to the highest quality instruction, services, resources, and facilities that society can provide. UNCP’s primary responsibility in that noble effort is to prepare competent and collaborative professional educators committed to the mission of public education.
Specific guidelines for defining professional competence are prescribed by the NC State Board of Education, as the body authorized to govern licensure credentials for professional educators, and The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, the body authorized to govern the award of academic degrees for the UNC system. NC State licensure requirements are aligned with the professional organization standards of the respective licensure area. Specific guidelines defining professional competence are also prescribed by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) with program approval by the NC State Board of Education, and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP), external accreditation agencies.