Student Learning Outcomes
All graduates will be able to:
- To prepare outstanding entry-level P-12 teachers with a focus on teacher research as a paradigm for practice.
- Will use deep content and pedagogical knowledge to inform their teaching.
- Develop relevant, rigorous, and developmentally appropriate curricula.
- Modify curriculum and instruction based on the individual needs of their students.
- Use assessment of their students’ learning and their own teaching to inform future planning and teaching.
- Attend to the social and civic development of their students.
- Work respectfully and collaboratively with colleagues and community to ensure quality instructional programs and stewardship of public schools.
- To guide students in their development as practitioner-researchers in P-12 school settings.
- Locate, analyze, and synthesize research literature, and apply that synthesis to problems of practice.
- Effectively communicate scholarly work through written, oral, and/or alternate formats.
- Skillfully inquire into areas of program-related interest.
- Develop scholarly habits of curiosity, inquiry, skepticism, and data-based decision making.
- To establish itself as a highly successful program that is recognized for the quality of its graduates and its national visibility.
- Attracts, secures, and retains high quality students.
- Graduates students who are satisfied with the professional preparation they have received.
- Graduates students who attain teaching licenses and other appropriate credentialing.
- Maintains an excellent on-time graduation record.
- Is delivered by a high quality graduate faculty that actively contributes to the program and that participates in scholarship that adds to the knowledge base of teacher and educator preparation.