FSU Conceptual Framework Model

Conceptual Framework Model

The Conceptual Framework articulates the overall goal of the Education Unit as the preparation of exemplary educators who are knowledgeable, skillful, caring, inclusive, ethical and professional.  The six key terms are inextricably connected to the Framingham State University core values of academic excellence, ethical citizenship, personal and professional growth, global stewardship, public purpose and commitment, and an inclusive and collaborative community.

Framingham State University prepares educators who are:

Knowledgeable ...
possessing a breadth and depth of knowledge in the subjects that they teach and in a range of other disciplines comprising the liberal arts, sciences and technology. They have a clear understanding of how students develop and learn, and of factors that can enhance or inhibit the process.

and Skillful...
in preparing, implementing and assessing instruction.

Caring
having a deep respect for their students and families, and a commitment to high expectations for all students.

and Inclusive...
having a global perspective that respects individuals regardless of ethnicity, race, socio- economic status, gender, exceptionalities, language, religion, and sexual orientation; and collaborating with colleagues and community in order to promote the welfare and success of all students.

Ethical...
fulfilling their responsibilities with integrity, honesty, caring, enthusiasm and commitment.

and Professional...
in meeting the highest standards of accomplishment in their practice and pursuit of continuous development for themselves and their students.

The Conceptual Framework Model depicts the six key terms - Knowledgeable, Skillful, Caring, Inclusive, Ethical and Professional - as interdependent, yet individually essential attributes that both contribute to and emanate from Exemplary Educators.  This intertwined process is expressed graphically in a model that was created for the Education Unit by students and faculty in the Framingham State University Visual Arts Department and with assistance of the University’s Communications Office.