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 individuals of the students they teach. Candidates provide each student caring competence devoted to the total development of that student.

Competence is the process of developing the teacher as a whole person with the skills, attitudes, and values that meet the needs of the learner. Candidates are encouraged to be reflective, utilizing interpersonal abilities while responding with flexibility and professional judgment to diverse experiences and needs of the learner. Candidates must demonstrate technological competency to communicate within the global professional community.

MVNU candidates are committed to maximizing opportunities for students to experience success in the classroom. Candidates recognize the development of the student includes academic, social emotional, moral, and physical aspects of the individual student. Candidates are committed to professional development and life-long learning.