The Conceptual Framework of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) College of Education establishes the shared vision of the College in the Educator Preparation Program. The framework provides pathways for continuous improvement and accountability guiding the way in which we structure our courses and certification programs.
The Conceptual Framework is based on theoretical models, research, and sound educational practice identified by faculty, candidates, and public school stakeholders. Routinely evaluated through Unit and Program level assessments, the Conceptual Framework provides both a foundation and a recurring theme for our programs. The common syllabi format, adopted by the educator preparation faculty, integrates the alignment of candidate proficiencies, national and state professional standards, and the five elements of the SHSU Conceptual Framework to insure the preparation of outstanding graduates in the fields of elementary and secondary education, counseling, school psychology, and educational leadership to have a positive effect on learners.
Conceptual Framework Elements:
CF1: Knowledge Base
CF2: Technological Learning Environment
CF5: Effective Field Experiences with Diverse Learners