WCU's Teacher Education program has adopted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles in order to clearly articulate our commitment to DEI within our teacher education programs. We use these principles to guide our work in individual, institutional, and systemic ways, including but not limited to recruitment and retention, support systems, curriculum, pedagogy, field experiences, evaluation systems, and resource allocation. We commit to the creation of an inclusive community that centers equity and justice.
In WCU’s teacher education programs, we believe educators are front-line workers for creating a more equitable and just society. We center diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our educational programs. We recognize our responsibility in ensuring future educators understand the impact that teachers, schools, and educational systems play in the disruption of inequity or the continued perpetuation of marginalization. Therefore, we commit to these DEI Principles with regard to our people, pedagogy, professional learning, and priorities.
Our emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout all aspects of our teacher
education programs will enable the cultivation of Culturally relevant, Asset minded, Technically skillful, and Student-centered educators.
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