Education Support Professionals: Professional Growth Continuum
What You'll Learn

You will learn how to use The Universal Standards and Levels of Practice to reflect on current levels of skills and knowledge, and map out the area(s) that can be strengthened or improved upon in order to move along the continuum of professional growth.

Who Should Apply
  • Education Support Professionals
8
micro-
credentials
15
Approximate hours each
Description
This stack provides states, local education agencies, and individuals the ability to choose different routes that meet the specific needs and interests of their school community. In this way, the full benefit of the time and skills of ESP can be realized for the students and educators with whom they serve.
ProgramDescriptionAction
Communication Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) effectively listens and communicates (written and verbal) with a diverse audience, including students, parents/guardians, staff, visitors, and community.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Cultural Competence Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) examines their own cultural context, understands the cultural contexts of others, and interacts across cultural contexts with sensitivity to difference (e.g., economics, race, gender, and disability).
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Ethics Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) maintains a high level of ethical behavior, confidentiality, and privacy regarding any information relating to students, staff, and all career-related matters.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Health and Safety Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) protects the health and safety of oneself and others by knowing and executing health, safety, and emergency protocols/procedures with fidelity.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Organization Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) prioritizes, plans, and executes tasks efficiently and effectively.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Professionalism Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) presents and conducts oneself with skill around career roles while maintaining high expectations and responsibility to one's students, colleagues, and profession.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Reporting Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) understands the responisibilities of a mandated reporter, including what, when, how, and to whom reports should be filed.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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Technology Standard
The Education Support Professional (ESP) uses electronic devices to problem-solve and complete work-related duties.
Types of Evidence Required: Professional vision, professional growth plan AND documentation

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