Early Childhood Education Learning Outcomes
  •  Candidates will use knowledge of child development theory to guide their implementation of developmentally appropriate practice; which will enhance learning through direct teaching and the creation of an inclusive environment.
  • Candidates will plan developmentally appropriate Curriculum that fosters learning through inquiry, critical thinking and first hand experiences. Through their planning, candidates will demonstrate the ability to meet the needs of developmentally and culturally diverse learners.
  • Candidates will demonstrate their ability to effectively manage small and large groups, while implementing teaching methods to engage and instruct students at their developmental level in the clinical practice setting.
  • Candidates will administer various types of non-biased assessments; and use the acquired data to monitor student progress and inform the planning of appropriate instructional experiences for home and school.
  • Candidates will model professional behavior through interactions with students, parents, colleagues, administrators and community members. In addition, candidates will develop and implement a professional development plan to structure the reflection, continuing study and goal setting necessary to grow professionally and improve as a practitioner.
  • Candidates will develop curriculum and implement pedagogy in relation to the English language proficiency levels of their students as well as the content knowledge needs. Knowledge of how the first language affects second language acquisition will also inform curriculum and instruction.
  • Candidates use information about their students’ cultural backgrounds to choose appropriate and effective teaching techniques. They use their knowledge of cultural diversity to foster critical thinking and improve student achievement.
  • Candidates use available language proficiency test results (norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, formative and summative) to identify ELLs’ language skills as well as distinguish language differences from cognitive differences.
School of Education Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes
  • Candidates demonstrate competence in their respective content areas and/or area of certification in combination with competence in liberal arts and sciences
  • Candidates engage in reflective practice in their coursework and experiences in the field.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of research-based teaching practices appropriate to their content area and proficiency with a variety of effective instructional methodologies.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of research-based teaching practices appropriate to their content area and proficiency with a variety of effective instructional methodologies.
  • In acknowledgement of the impact of diversity on student learning and behavior, candidates address socio-cultural differences, differentiate instruction, and create modifications appropriate for the academic, motivational, behavioral and interest needs of students.
  • Candidates use technology for administrative and instructional tasks.
  • Candidates plan effective instruction, learning experiences, and school and classroom environments that allow all students to achieve.
  • Candidates demonstrate leadership in collaborating with colleagues, families and students in responding to real life problems in a multicultural society.