Urban Ed Students Recognized by Quest for Quality
Three students in the Department of Urban Education, Gerardo Chapa, Miguel Flores, and Lynn Phan, were recognized by the Quest for Quality initiative designed to highlight exceptional quality in university-based teacher preparation in Texas. Quest for Quality is a collaboration between the Center for Research, Evaluation and Advancement of Teacher Education (CREATE) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, funded through a grant from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation to the College for All Texans Foundation.
CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION
· Be in the top 5 percent of teacher candidates and have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average.
· Demonstrate depth of subject area content and pedagogical knowledge.
· Demonstrate excellence in planning and instructional delivery including:
1) Clear focus on achievement goals and objectives, 2) use of age and subject area appropriate strategies and resources including technology, 3) active modification and extension of instructional goals, strategies and resources to meet diverse student needs, and 4) evidence of student learning through appropriate and timely formative and summative assessment.
· Demonstrate outstanding ability to create and maintain a positive, equitable and engaging classroom environment.
The candidates have received congratulatory letter and certificates and they will soon be featured on the Quest for Quality website, http://www.questforquality.org/.