The California State University San Marcos School of Education fosters the development
of the following professional dispositions among our candidates. Candidates increasingly
reflect these dispositions in their work with students, families, and communities.
- Social Justice and Equity: Candidates appreciate the languages, communities, and experiences learners bring
to the classroom. Candidates advocate for and support marginalized communities and
- Collaboration: Candidates learn and practice the skills of collaboration in their coursework and
use them in their professional interactions with students, colleagues, parents, caregivers
and those in the wider community.
- Critical Thinking: Candidates analyze various professional contexts, resulting in more informed decision-making
about professional practice.
- Professional Ethics: Candidates learn to make and act on well-reasoned, principled judgments.
- Reflective Teaching and Learning: Candidates critically review their professional practice and the impact it has on
- Life-Long Learning: Candidates are committed to actively seeking new knowledge, skills and experiences
throughout their career.