The Teacher Education Program is a standards-based model of education. Student outcomes are the foundation of the program, upon which the curriculum, instruction, and assessment are aligned and implemented. Based on its mission to produce teachers of quality and distinction, the program has adopted goals in eight areas. Each goal has been articulated into a series of performance-based standards or outcomes that all students must achieve before completing the program. Benchmarks, or more specific outcomes, for each standard have been developed as course objectives throughout the program and faculty across campus have organized course requirements and assignments to assure that students can meet these standards at high levels. Standards are aligned with the Performance-based Standards for Colorado Teachers (2000) and requirements of the Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Higher Education. Proficiency in all standards is required for successful completion of teacher education and recommendation for state licensure.