Standard 1

At Niagara University, College of Education, candidates preparing to work in schools as teachers or other school professionals know and demonstrate the content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and skills, pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students  learn. Assessments indicate that candidates meet professional, state, and institutional standards.

1. State program review documents and state findings. (Some of these documents may be available in AIMS.)

  • Not Applicable

2. Title II reports submitted to the state for the previous three years (Beginning with the 2010 annual report, Title II reports should be attached to Part C of the annual report and will be available to BOE teams in AIMS.)

3. Key assessments and scoring guides used by faculty to assess candidate learning against standards and the outcomes identified in the unit’s conceptual framework for programs not included in the national program review  process or a similar state process

4. Data tables and summaries that show how teacher candidates (both initial and advanced) have performed on key assessments over the past three years for programs not included in the national program review process or a similar state process

5. Samples of candidate work (e.g., portfolios at different proficiency levels)

1.5a - Teacher Education Samples (Initial and Advanced)

1.5b -   School Counseling Samples

1.5c - School Psychology Work Samples

1.5d - Educational Leadership (SBL and SDL) Samples

Additional samples from all of the following programs will be available on campus:

  • Teacher Education Sample Student Teaching Portfolio (Undergraduate)
  • Teacher Education Sample Student Teaching Portfolio (Graduate)
  • Advanced Literacy Sample Portfolio (B-6)
  • Advanced Literacy Sample Portfolio (5-12)
  • Special Education (B-6)
  • Special Education (5-12)
  • School Counseling
  • School Psychology
  • Educational Leadership (SBL)
  • Educational Leadership (SDL)

6. Follow-up studies of graduates and data tables of results

7. Employer feedback on graduates and summaries of the results

8. List of candidate dispositions, including fairness and the belief that all students can learn, and related assessments, scoring guides, and data

Additional Documentation: