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Seidel School of Education Professional Dispositions

The Seidel School of Education strives to produce educators and leaders who exhibit positive professional dispositions.  All students declared or currently in a Seidel program or course are held to the Seidel School Dispositional Expectations Policy (SSDEP).  See the Seidel School Dispositions Syllabus Statement below.

Professional dispositions are the values, commitments, and professional ethics that influence behaviors toward students, families, colleagues, and communities and affect student learning, motivation, and development as well as the educator’s own professional growth. Dispositions are guided by beliefs and attitudes related to values such as caring, fairness, honesty, responsibility, and social justice. For example, they might include a belief that all students can learn, a vision of high and challenging standards, or a commitment to a safe and supportive learning environment. All SU teacher candidates complete a self-assessment of their individual dispositions prior to acceptance in a Seidel program. Candidate dispositions may also be assessed by instructors during course work or by mentor teachers and university supervisors during a school placement. Candidate disposition assessments are governed by Seidel School Dispositional Expectations Policy.

Professional responsibilities for Salisbury University teacher education candidates for courses and field experiences (Foundations, Methods or Internship) have been identified as the following:

Dispositions Links

SSDEP: This link takes you to the full Seidel School Dispositional Expectations Policy. 

SSDEP Violation Flowchart: This document outlines the procedures for SSDEP violation reporting, hearings, and appeals.

SSDEP Violation Report Form: Instructors, Preceptors, or Chairs, use this link to report a violation of dispositions.

Hearing Advisor Form: Students found in violation of the SSDEP may request an advisor present at their hearing.  This form must be completed and submitted prior to the hearing.

Student Appeal Request Form: Students issued a SSDEP violation have the right to file an appeal. This form must be completed and submitted within the timeframe outlined in the SSDEP. 

SU Code of Community Standards: Use this link to review the campus policy for all SU students.  Violations of the SU Code of Community Standards are also likely violations of the SSDEP.