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Collaborative Relationships National Board

  • Template 2019
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 02/06/2019 to 07/29/2100
  • Modified 07/19/2020

Mission Statement

As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. 


Prepares participants to identify and analyze past and current collaborative relationships as members of learning communities.  Collaboration with families and the school's community will be identified and analyzed with regards to the impact on student learning.  Participants will also recognize the contributions to the school community, leadership opportunities, and personal accomplishments and the impact on their teaching and student learning.  NBPTS will be utilized throughout this process as teachers reflect on their collaboration using national teaching standards.


College of Education Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.


Candidates will identify collaborative school community relationships and the impact on student achievement.


Candidates will identify collaborative relationships within the school community (colleagues, caregivers, community resources, etc.) that support student achievement and school effectiveness.


Candidates will examine professional collaborative relationships and assess impact on student learning and opportunities for improvement of instruction.


Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Implement the National Board Certificate Standards to analyze professional collaboration and improve instruction and student learning. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  2. Identify and analyze current collaborative relationships with members of the school community and the impact upon student learning. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  3. Identify and build upon current collaborative relationships with family/caregivers and the impact they have upon student achievement. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  4. Identify and analyze contributions to professional learning communities. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)


Reflection Discussions

Candidates will participate in discussion topics related to the analysis of the 5 Core Propositions and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards within their content area as it pertains to professional behaviors.  Candidates will identify, analyze and reflect upon their collaborative relationships in the school and community settings.  Candidates will also reflect upon their professional behaviors as educational teachers, leaders, and learners.

  • Course Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
  • NBTS Core Propositions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and NBTS Certificate Standards

This course builds on a meaningful learning experience that occurs outside traditional settings in which candidates are currently participating or recently concluded.  In that experience, candidates interacted with generative topics based on current theory and research-based best practices. This course allows candidates the opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate their learning from that experience with activities aligned with academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.