Teaching Without Excuses
Today's students seek an education full of knowledge and innovation. Educators must cultivate their creativity to spark interest in the minds of their students, as well as, enhancing their own pedagogical skills. This develops individuals who are problem-solvers ready to take on the challenges of a global society. Dr. Kendall bases her courses under the idea, "from Orientation to Graduation". This concept encourages students the think about their professional growth throughout their professional program versus individual courses/coursework. Initially, this can be a challenging paradigm shift for students, but ultimately is will strengthen their understanding the College of Education's mission statement: Competent and caring facilitators of learning, committed to diversity and the success of all.
TSU Conceptual framework
The Professional Education Unit at Tennessee State University is committed to preparing facilitators of learning who are both competent in the targeted knowledge and skills they demonstrate and caring in the dispositions that guide their endeavors. Candidates should align coursework to the KSDs to document/discuss their growth as they define themselves as a professional educator.