Understands (a) major philosophies of education; (b) Missouri Standards/Competencies and codes of conduct of teaching; (c) aspects of teacher associations (e.g. mission, advocacy, and membership benefits) and their role in supporting teachers; and (d) the role of state and federal governmental bodies (e.g. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and US Department of Education).
Gains awareness of the larger professional community, including regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies that impact the profession and revises personal philosophy of teaching.
Advocates for the profession within regional, state, national, and global professional educational communities and governmental bodies, and participates in the framing/revision of policies, procedures, and/or philosophies that promote ethical and professional behavior of all educators.