Conceptual Framework Reference Materials

The Conceptual Framework focuses on three guiding constructs – inquiry, action, and advocacy – as these are

  • learned in the classroom
  • applied through habitual, skillful practice, and
  • internalized as means of solving problems and improving the lives of children, families, and communities.

Through the mediums of research, practice, and service the knowledge and theory acquired in the classrooms, laboratories, and internships can be applied with increasing awareness, skill and meaning to the solution of problems in the schools and communities.

Through scholarly engagement and clinical practice, our goal is to help our students go on to enhance the lives of others by becoming critical thinkers, problem solvers and professional leaders who advocate for the principles of social justice and equity, and exhibit a commitment to diversity.

Please review the following materials and integrate within personal statement, student disposition rating documentation, and possibly, interview. (Please note these files require the Adobe Acrobat Reader software. You may download the file or click to read)