Conceptual Framework

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    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore professional education programs prepare professionals who are reflective, innovative, value diversity and are effective (PRIDE).  Our candidates areprofessionals who are dedicated and committed to excellence and have specialized knowledge and intensive academic preparation.  They continuously reflect on and evaluate their practices and demonstrate a willingness to make changes that enhance student growth and learning.  Moreover, candidates are innovative in employing the best contemporary practices using creative problem-solving techniques and connections to real world experiences.  Our paradigm for valuing diversitycenters on understanding and interacting with individuals in various educational, social and cultural environments.  Finally, professional education candidates demonstrate the knowledge, skills and dispositions that support effective student learning outcomes.