Learning Outcomes for Graduate Programs

The graduate educator preparation programs prepare candidates who are committed to serving collaboratively and reflect the following proficiencies:

  1. Demonstrate ways in which a Christian worldview informs educational practice.
  2. Apply sound principles of teaching, learning, and advocacy.
  3. Master the content for which they have educational responsibility.
  4. Demonstrate competence in the process of planning developmentally appropriate practices.
  5. Exhibit effective techniques which promote learning for all students regardless of race, culture, gender, creed, or ability.
  6. Identify organizational and behavioral management strategies that create an educational environment conducive to effective learning and growth.
  7. Evaluate and support student learning and growth by utilizing varied assessments to inform instruction and interventions.
  8. Display professionalism and ownership of professional growth.
  9. Use technology as a tool for instruction, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
  10. Collaborate with family, teachers, community, and other stakeholders in student learning and growth.
  11. Initiate and sustain conversation in an organized, clear, and confident manner, using standard English, in written and oral form.
  12. Exhibit dispositions for educators committed to serving together by:
    • providing service,
    • practicing fairness,
    • promoting stewardship,
    • believing all students can learn and grow.

In addition to the proficiencies listed above, the Department of Education has established learning outcomes for each of the program areas:

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Identify curricular needs and plan, implement, and evaluate curricular initiatives to address curricular needs
  • Identify and apply research-based practices for student learning.

Intervention Specialist

  • Describe how exceptionalities can interact with domains of human development and identify curricular and instructional modifications based on these variations.
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and collaboration to support the learning of students with disabilities.


  • Demonstrate the ability to design interventions aligned with reading assessment data.
  • Use individualized strategies to enhance language development and teach communication skills to individuals with language differences

Curriculum Instruction and Professional Development

  • Analyze district curriculum to determine its effectiveness in meeting the needs of a diverse student population
  • Design professional growth activities based on the needs of instructional staff

Educational Leadership/Principal License

  • Develop a School Improvement Plan to identify and address educational, behavioral, curricular and other needs in an identified school district
  • Develop a Positive Behavior Support Plan to be implemented in an identified school district