The Empowered Practitioner The University of West Alabama Julia S. Tutwiler College of Education Conceptual Framework Vision To be recognized as a catalyst for empowering learners to be global citizens who positively change the world. Mission 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 AssessmentThe Empowered Practitioner models sound research-based teaching methods and assessments to facilitate learning.LO #2: Content Knowledge, Research, and TheoryThe Empowered Practitioner applies content knowledge, research, and theoretical concepts to enhance learning.LO #3: Diverse LearnersThe Empowered Practitioner utilizes differentiated experiences to engage diverse learners.LO #4: Technology and CommunicationThe Empowered Practitioner enhances teaching and learning through effective technology integration.LO #5: LiteracyThe Empowered Practitioner uses effective communication skills and demonstrates literacy across the curriculum.LO #6: ProfessionalismThe Empowered Practitioner demonstrates appropriate professional practices.