Policy and Guidelines for Professional Dispositions

In accordance with state and national standards, educator preparation candidates at the University of Texas at Arlington are assessed on their knowledge, skills, and dispositions. Knowledge assessment occurs primarily through courses and is reflected in course grades and the candidate’s grade point average (GPA). Skills are assessed through the candidate’s classroom practice, particularly the clinical field experiences. Dispositions are assessed by the disposition assessment process described herein. According to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Model Core Teaching Standards, dispositions are “the habits of professional action and moral commitments that underlie an educator’s performance.” Therefore, this process shall apply to candidates’ dispositions as reflected in their performance in field experiences and related coursework.

Policy and Guidelines for Professional Dispositions (approved Fall 2020)