Learning Outcomes for Graduate Programs
The graduate educator preparation programs prepare candidates who are committed to serving collaboratively and reflect the following proficiencies:
- Demonstrate ways in which a Christian worldview informs educational practice.
- Apply sound principles of teaching, learning, and advocacy.
- Master the content for which they have educational responsibility.
- Demonstrate competence in the process of planning developmentally appropriate practices.
- Exhibit effective techniques which promote learning for all students regardless of race, culture, gender, creed, or ability.
- Identify organizational and behavioral management strategies that create an educational environment conducive to effective learning and growth.
- Evaluate and support student learning and growth by utilizing varied assessments to inform instruction and interventions.
- Display professionalism and ownership of professional growth.
- Use technology as a tool for instruction, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
- Collaborate with family, teachers, community, and other stakeholders in student learning and growth.
- Initiate and sustain conversation in an organized, clear, and confident manner, using standard English, in written and oral form.
- 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.
- 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