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Teacher Education - Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

 

Program Goals

  1. Education majors will understand and be able to apply the knowledge, skills, dispositions and characteristics inherent to a career as a highly qualified educator.
  2. Education majors will develop a deep and secure foundation of the critical concepts and principles of their discipline that will, in turn, foster and nourish their continued progress toward a career in education.
  3. Education majors will understand and respect that each learner brings a unique set of individual differences to the learning cycle and that it is the educator's responsibility to foster the learning experiences and environment that enable every learner to reach their potential.

 

Cross Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Education majors will demonstrate knowledge of learner differences and effective approaches to accommodate those differences. 
  2. Education majors will demonstrate knowledge of the multiple facets of education: the teaching-learning cycle, the teacher preparation process, issues in education, ethics and professionalism, rewards and challenges, self-growth and self-responsibility.
  3. Education majors will demonstrate proficiency in interpersonal skills, oral and written language skills, mathematics and the disciplines that he or she will teach.

  

 

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education. & Elementary Education AAT Program Goals
  1. Early childhood and elementary education majors will know and understand the language, physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental stages of early and middle childhood, and the effects that each stage has on the child's education. 
  2. Early childhood and elementary education majors will know of the theory and application of developmentally appropriate practices.
  3. Early childhood and elementary education majors will value the early acquisition of language and literacy competence for the child's academic progress.

 

Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education. & Elementary Education AAT Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Early childhood and elementary education majors will link their knowledge of children's developmental stages to their lesson and unit planning, field experiences, class presentations and artifact projects.
  2. Early childhood and elementary education majors will analyze classroom environments, instructional approaches and strategies for developmental appropriateness.
  3. Early childhood and elementary education majors will interleave language and literacy development throughout their field experiences and classroom projects.

 

 

 

Secondary Education Program Goals


  1. Secondary education majors will know and understand the language, physical, social, emotional and cognitive developmental stages of late childhood and adolescence,  and the effects that each stage has on the child's education. 
  2. Secondary education majors will develop both a secure foundation in the curriculum discipline that they have chosen and an appreciation of the efficacy of cross-curriculum linkages.
  3. Secondary education majors will know and understand the importance of their role in each child's life.
    "Research supports that students, especially in middle and high school, make a conscious decision whether to behave or misbehave, and the number one factor they (base) that decision on is whether they connect with their teacher."  (Prof. Tracy Garrett, Education Update, September 2015)

 

Secondary Education Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Secondary education majors will incorporate concepts of middle childhood and adolescent developmental stages in classroom projects and field experiences.
  2. Secondary education majors will interleave cross-curriculum connections in lesson and unit planning and field experiences at the middle school.
  3. Secondary education majors will actively develop relationships with peers and students built on mutual respect and interests.