To provide the necessary training for individuals that will equip them with the knowledge and skills that will assist them in becoming highly effective teachers.
To develop professional educators who possess the interpersonal skills and demonstrate the professional knowledge, skills and dispositions, and professionalism to become effective practitioners in a variety of settings. TCSG professional education preparation and development programs commit to educating and supporting teachers so that they demonstrate:
Knowledge of Teaching and Learning: Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to plan for and teach those subjects to students. They command a range of instructional techniques, planning and organizing instruction and integrating technology to meet learning goals. Teachers understand and use a range of formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous development of all learners.
Equity and Diversity: Teachers support the intellectual, social, physical and personal development of all students. They treat students equitably, adjusting practice as appropriate on the basis of observation and knowledge of their students.
Professionalism: Teachers recognize, participate in, and contribute to the teaching profession. They reflect about their practice, learn from experience, and become knowledgeable and contributing members of the learning community.