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Conceptual Framework & Objectives

Conseptual Framework

Conceptual Framework

University of Minnesota, Morris Division of Education’s conceptual framework describes the discipline’s intellectual philosophy and institutional standards, which distinguish Morris graduates from those of another institution. It reflects the teacher education program’s vision and mission, and provides direction for programs, courses, teaching, candidate performance, scholarship, service, and unit accountability. The conceptual framework is knowledge-based, articulated, shared, coherent, consistent with the unit and/or institutional mission, and continuously evaluated.


Coursework in secondary education is designed to meet standards of effective practice required for licensure and provide prospective teachers with opportunities to: