SAILS is the metaphor adopted by the School of Education through which our values, beliefs, and dispositions are revealed. It is the conceptual framework that ties course work, field experiences, and faculty-student-teacher interactions together; it is what guides and informs our practice.
SCHOLARSHIP: is an essential ingredient to becoming a lifelong learner. All students will:
- Demonstrate the content knowledge needed to function at the highest professional level in your discipline
- Engage in life-long continuing professional development
- Assess student/teacher/school performance and incorporate that assessment into planning for more effective instructional environments
- Successfully use technology to support learning
ATTITUDES and DISPOSITIONS: influence behavior. What candidates do is consistently influenced by what they believe.
- Value diversity
- Reflect on job performance
- Engage in self-assessment
- Model best practices
INTEGRITY: provides the ethical framework that guides our actions.
- Act in a professional, ethical, and moral manner
- Demonstrate honesty and empathy, both professionally and personally
- Adhere strictly to the Ethics Codes of our specific professions
LEADERSHIP: is the responsibility of teachers, counselors, psychologists, and coaches as well as superintendents and principals.
- Appreciate the interconnectedness of the relationships of students, teachers and parents
- Engage in critical thinking
- Bring best practices to the school and other community agencies
SERVICE: is a sense of caring, and giving to others.
- Contribute time and expertise to community in which s/he works, lives or learns
- All CSP students must document no less than 20 hours of community service in order to graduate from the program.