PROGRAMS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

350 - Elementary Education - BS Outcomes

  1. Candidates will understand and address each child’s developmental and learning needs. This outcome is aligned with elementary accreditation Standard 1 of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  2. Candidates will understand and apply content and curricular knowledge for teaching. This outcome is aligned with elementary accreditation Standard 2 of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  3. Candidates will assess, plan, and design contexts for learning. This outcome is aligned with elementary accreditation Standard 3 of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  4. Candidates can support each child's learning using effective instruction. This outcome is aligned with elementary accreditation Standard 4 of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
  5. Candidates will develop as a professional educator. This outcome is aligned with elementary accreditation Standard 5 of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

355 - Early Childhood Education - BS Outcomes

  1. Candidates will create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child by applying their knowledge of young children’s characteristics, needs with consideration of the individual influences impacting a child's devel­opment and learning.
  2. Candidates will apply their knowledge to demonstrate that they value the importance of family engagement while acknowledging the complex characteristics of children’s families and communities by creating respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families.
  3. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the goals, benefits and uses of assessment by using systematic observations, documen­tation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to positively influence the development of every child.
  4. Candidates will use a wide array of developmentally appropriate approaches, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and families and positively influence each child’s development and learning.
  5. Candidates will design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula that promote comprehensive developmental and learning out­comes for every young child. Candidates will utilize the essential concepts, inquiry tools, and structure of content areas and identifying resources to deepen their understanding.
  6. Candidates will advocate for sound educational practices and policies in line with educational standards for early childhood practice (ethical guidelines, educational and policy advocacy, reflective and critical perspectives, and integration of knowledge to inform practice and decisions).

620 - Education in Reading - MEd Outcomes

  1. Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the theoretical and evidence-based foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction.
  2. Candidates will use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
  3. Candidates will use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
  4. Candidates will create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
  5. Candidates will engage students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect, and a valuing of differences in our society.
  6. Candidates will recognize the importance of, demonstrate, and facilitate professional learning and leadership as a career-long effort and responsibility.

650 - Education- MEd Outcomes

  1. Candidates will be able to identify developmental and individual differences and adjust practices accordingly.
  2. Candidates will know and/or demonstrate the subject matter, professional knowledge and skills outlined by the respective specialized professional association.
  3. Candidates will be able to develop and deliver curriculum based on theoretical foundations of the discipline.
  4. Candidates will analyze, utilize and conduct research critically.
  5. Candidates will be able to demonstrate the use of technology in support of teaching and learning.
  6. Candidates will be able to monitor and assess pupil learning.
  7. Candidates will reflect upon and evaluate his/her own practices.

670 - Educational Leadership - MS Outcomes

  1. Candidates should be able to collaboratively facilitate the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a shared school vision of learning (Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standard 1)
  2. Candidates should be able to sustain a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning (ELCC Standard 2).
  3. Candidates should be able to ensure the management of the school organization, operation and resources (ELCC Standard 3).
  4. Candidates should be able to collaborate with faculty and community members, respond to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilize community resources on behalf of the school (ELCC Standard 4).
  5. Candidates should be able to act with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner to ensure a school system of accountability for every student's academic and social success (ELCC Standard 5).
  6. Candidates should be able to understand, respond to, and influence the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context (ELCC Standard 6).