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Teacher as Knowledge-based Decision Maker

The broad goal of the Teacher Education Program at Valley City State University is to prepare entry-level teachers who:
  • are capable of teaching and guiding students of varying backgrounds, strengths, and needs;
  • are competent decision makers;
  • are skilled in planning, implementing, and evaluating learning experience for students;
  • view decision making as a reflective process;
  • understand and are committed to the moral dimensions of teaching;
  • select and apply technology appropriately;
  • accept the view that professional growth and development is an on-going, never-ending process.