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The College of Education is committed to ensuring that our students are well prepared for the professions in which they will be working. A large part of this preparation involves academic knowledge and skills gained from the fundamental content taught in our courses. However, the attitudes and conduct (generally referred to as “dispositions”) that we develop and assess are equally as important to professional success.
The dispositions that we expect you to demonstrate are ones that research suggests are closely linked to success in your chosen field. We will look for evidence of these dispositions in your courses, in clinical settings and in advising sessions. We anticipate that the overwhelming majority of you will have no problem demonstrating these dispositions. For any student who presents dispositional concerns—to the extent that those concerns raise questions about the student's ability to complete his/her program or to succeed professionally—we will address those concerns as soon as possible in an effort to achieve the best possible outcome for the student and the college. Our approach is meant to be preemptive and proactive; our desire is to support your development throughout the duration of your academic program.
The academic programs within the College of Education have set forth these dispositions as educational and professional expectations for all students. Students should be aware that failing to abide by DePaul University or College of Education policies including, under certain circumstances, these dispositions, could result in adverse consequences for the student, including removal from his or her program, the College of Education or the university.
Disposition by Review Process
Performance Review Process