Chadron State College
Chadron State College

Visionary Leader Model

Visionary Leader Conceptual Framework

Chadron State College's Professional Studies Program (Teacher Education Program) is designed to produce Visionary Leaders. Visionary Leaders inherit our profession's quintessential traditions and tools, and are made aware of the best contemporary educational research and developments. We bequeath a vital educational vision - one that honors both tradition and innovation - to our students.

The Visionary Leader model is depicted by three interlocking circles, each representing an interrelated area of the curriculum: Essential Studies, Specialty Studies, and Professional Studies. One circle, that of Professional Studies, consists of six components that make up the conceptual framework for the Education unit. These components are:

  1. Communication
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Professionalism
  4. Human Relations/Diversity
  5. Methodology/Technology
  6. Assessment
  7. Leadership

These six areas constitute the conceptual framework for the professional preparation programs at Chadron State College. All six components are interwoven throughout the professional preparation programs.