Within our model of educator preparation, Asbury University strives to produce teachers who possess personal integrity and spiritual sensitivity that is demonstrated through dispositions. Expressed in the day-to-day personal decisions of teachers, we believe dispositions influence the knowledge and skills of children and youth and have a significant impact on who they become as adults.

We identified five dispositions we believe all candidates graduating from Asbury should possess:

  • Moral and Ethical Integrity
  • Passion for Teaching
  • Respect and Compassion for ALL People
  • Personal and Emotional Wellness and Vitality
  • Spiritual Sensitivity and Purpose

Throughout the program we guide candidates in the development of these dispositions.