Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Conceptual Framework

Compassion

Competence

Commitment

MVNU candidates are compassionate toward the students they serve. They respect the individuality of the students they teach, building an environment of trust. Candidates advocate for social justice and equity to participate in transforming communities consistent with a Christian Worldview.

Competence is the process of developing teachers as whole persons with the knowledge, skills and dispositions that help them meet the needs of each learner. Candidates are reflective, utilizing interpersonal abilities while responding with flexibility and professional judgment to diverse experiences and the needs of all learners. Candidates use technology to support the teaching and learning process.

MVNU candidates are committed to actively search for opportunities so all students experience success in the classroom. Candidates are reflective regarding the role they play in their students' learning. Candidates are committed to professional development, leadership and life-long learning.