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Empowered Practitioner

The Empowered Practitioner

Conceptual Framework


To be recognized as a catalyst for empowering learners to be global citizens who positively change the world.


The University of West Alabama’s College of Education is committed to…

  • modeling sound research-based teaching methods.

  • engaging community partners in collaboration to inspire positive change.

  • developing literacy in content, technology, and communication.

  • nurturing and developing responsible, innovative, reflective, and caring educational professionals.

  • providing diverse experiences for learners.

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

LO #1: Teaching, Learning, and Assessment
The Empowered Practitioner models sound research-based teaching methods and assessments to facilitate learning.

LO #2: Content Knowledge, Research, and Theory
The Empowered Practitioner applies content knowledge, research, and theoretical concepts to enhance learning.

LO #3: Diverse Learners
The Empowered Practitioner utilizes differentiated experiences to engage diverse learners.

LO #4: Technology and Communication
The Empowered Practitioner enhances teaching and learning through effective technology integration.

LO #5: Literacy
The Empowered Practitioner uses effective communication skills and demonstrates literacy across the curriculum.

LO #6: Professionalism
The Empowered Practitioner demonstrates appropriate professional practices.

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