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 Assessment of Student Learning


Teacher Education Program Outcomes


We believe social justice is an ethic, a guiding principle that calls us to act to confront issues of ability, political and economic inequalities, power discourses, privilege, and socio-environmental injustices that plague society. Social justice is often defined less by words and more often implicitly by the direct actions and work of those that strive for it (Kikuchi, 2008). To contribute to social justice requires educators to comprehend the histories and experiences of diverse peoples, to develop cultural competence, and to exhibit sensitivity toward individuals and communities.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Competence in field - A teacher must understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines taught and be able to create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students. (SEP 1)
  2. Planning Instruction - A teacher must be able to plan and manage instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals. (SEP 7)
  3. Student Learning - A teacher must understand how students learn and develop and must provide learning opportunities that support a student's intellectual, social, and personal development. (SEP 2)
  4. Instructional Strategies - A teacher must understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills. (SEP 4)
  5. Learning Environment - A teacher must be able to use an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create learning environments that encourage prositive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (SEP 5)
  6. Assessment - A teacher must understand and be able to use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the student. (SEP 8)
  7. Reflection - A teacher must be a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of choices and actions on the learning community, and who actively seeks out opportunities for professional growth. (SEP 9)
  8. Communication - A teacher must be able to use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom. (SEP 6)
  9. Diverse Learners - A teacher must understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to students with diverse backgrounds and excpetionalities. (SEP 3)
  10. Collaboration, Ethics, and Relationships - A teacher must be able to communicate and interact with parents or guardians, families, school colleagues, and the community to support student learning and well-being. (SEP 10)



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