Candidate Support System
The Teacher Education Program at the University of Arkansas seeks to support candidates as they progress through their programs. The mission of our Teacher Education program is to prepare 1) knowledgeable, 2) skillful, 3) caring, and 4) professional educators. Our Candidate Support System seeks to identify and assistant candidates. This system helps to clarify the rights and responsibilities of teacher candidacy.
To read about the Candidate Support System in detail, download the full University of Arkansas Teacher Education Candidate Support System. New Teacher Candidates will be asked by their program to read and acknowledge this support system as a part of admission to any program. Any questions can be directed to the Director of Teacher Education at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Forms and Resources for Candidates and Faculty
Notification of Concerns
The electronic Notification of Concern (NOC) process was developed to identify, assist, and monitor teaching candidates who exhibit issues that could prevent them from being successful professionals. Goals of the NOC are to:
- Identify and correct issue early
- Support the teaching candidates in addressing issues
- Clarify procedures to be followed when students fail to correct the issue
- Provide systematic documentation and follow-up to support faculty, department heads, and advisors in addressing such issues
*ATTENTION Faculty: Download NOC form prior to filling out (it won't save or submit if you don't)
In order to notify teacher candidates, advisors, and faculty in an efficient manner, the Office of Teacher Education (OTE) utilizes the UA Success platform. The Office will notify candidates through UA Success for the following items:
- Licensure Tests
If a teacher candidate does not pass a required licensure test, OTE will message the teacher candidate and follow up with suggested supports.
- NOC Protocol
If a low, medium, or high concern is submitted for a candidate, the OTE will email the student as well as notifying through UA Success.
- Pending Background Check
If more than four weeks has passed and a background check has not cleared, the OTE will notify the teacher candidate to follow up with Arkansas Department of Education through UA Success.
Educator Disposition Assessment
All teacher candidates are assessed using the Educator Disposition Assessment (EDA) two to three times during their program. Each program identifies when the form will be filled out by a faculty member. The Educator Disposition Assessment focuses on the following dispositions that promote the profession:
|Effective Oral Communication||Effective Written Communication|
|Professional||Positive and Enthusiastic Attitude|
|Preparedness in Teaching
|Appreciation of and Value for Cultural
and Academic Diversity
|Effective Collaborator||Self-regulated Learner|
|Social and Emotional Intelligence|