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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V

Data.

Information with a user and a use that may include individual facts, statistics, or items of information. For CAEP purposes, data include results of assessment or information from statistical or numerical descriptions of phenomena, status, achievement, or trends.

Deep Understanding.

Knowledge of a particular thing to such a degree that it implies skill in dealing with or handling something, comprehension, and personal interpretation.

Denial.

The accreditation decision when an educator preparation provider’s (EPP) case for initial accreditation fails to meet one or more CAEP standards.

Dependability.

Worthy of trust; reliable.

Discipline.

A branch of knowledge, typically studied in higher education, that becomes the specific subject area in which a teacher specializes (such as history), or the professional field in which an educator practices (such as educational administration).

Dispositions.

The habits of professional action and moral commitments that underlie an educator’s performance (InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, p. 6.)

Distance Education.

A formal educational process in which instruction occurs when the learning and the instructor are not in the same place at the same time. Distance learning can occur through virtually any media and include asynchronous or synchronous modes as well as electronic or printed communications.

Diverse.

Showing a great deal of variety; very different, as in diverse clinical placements (See Diversity).

Diversity.

(1) Individual differences (e.g., personality, interests, learning modalities, and life experiences),and (2) group differences (e.g., race, ethnicity, ability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, nationality, language, religion, political affiliation, and socio-economic background) (InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards, p. 21).

Dues.

The yearly financial assessment paid by a member to maintain its partnership agreement and/or collaborative representation in CAEP’s governance system.