Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...
- Make sound decisions based on the professional code of conduct .
- Demonstrate leadership in the classroom, school community and profession that is focused on positive and innovative change.
- Seek ongoing professional growth and development in the field to improve practice.
- Demonstrate a growth mindset and take responsibility for student learning and academic growth.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the changing role of the educator in an increasingly diverse society.
- Use culturally responsive pedagogy to create equitable learning experiences for all students.
- Use critical self-reflection to understand one’s own identity in the context of a classroom of diverse learners.
- Create an inclusive classroom environment with high expectations for all learners.
- Demonstrate the ability to self-reflect on his or her professional practice.
- Use data and classroom based evidence to inform and improve professional practice.
Pedagogical Content Knowledge
- Demonstrate strong content knowledge in all subject areas that meet PIE content requirements.
- Deliver effective instruction using high leverage teaching practices.
- Use appropriate means of ongoing assessment, and utilize data to demonstrate student growth and make appropriate modifications to the curriculum.
- Integrate tools of technology in teaching and learning.
- Construct a well-written, research-based, engaging lesson plan.
- Create a safe, positive and productive classroom climate environment that supports and facilitates learning for all students.
- Build a sense of community in one's classroom based on developmentally appropriate pro-social skills and shared sense of ownership.
- Create a collaborative classroom climate where students work cooperatively to generate knowledge.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of child and/or adolescent development and the learning sciences.
- Uses differentiated instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of one’s students.
- Use developmentally informed teaching practices.