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School of Education Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

BS-LEARNING, CULTURE, & TECHNOLOGY

  • Analyze educational problems and define requirements for appropriate solutions
  • Design, implement, and evaluate computer-based systems, processes, or modules to meet desired needs
  • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on learning in and outside of schools
  • Evaluate and assess emerging technologies, e.g., assistive technologies, mobile applications, simulations, and online assessment tools
  • Engage in field-based learning experiences, e.g., a Co-op with an e-portfolio and an internship that demonstrates reflective practices
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, social, and cultural issues associated with education and technology
  • Develop knowledge and skills in design-based research activities, methods, and projects
  • Develop collaboration and management skills necessary for leading design and implementation projects

BS-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: PK -4

  • Make ethical, sound decisions based on Pennsylvania 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.
  • Partner with parents in the education of their children.
  • 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.li>
  • Use data and classroom based evidence to inform and improve professional practice.
  • Demonstrate strong content knowledge in all subject areas that are developmentally appropriate and aligned with NAEYC standards and program outcomes.
  • Deliver effective developmentally informed instruction that is culturally and linguistically sensitive to the children in the class.
  • Use appropriate means of ongoing assessment that is developmentally appropriate and sensitive to the unique capabilities of young children, and utilize assessment information to make appropriate modifications to the curriculum that will demonstrate children’s progress and ensure optimal learning opportunities for all children.
  • Integrate tools of technology in teaching and learning that are appropriate for the developmental levels of children and that expand, enrich, implement, individualize, differentiate, and extend the overall curriculum.
  • Construct well-written, research-based developmentally appropriate lesson plans that reflect active teaching and learning.
  • Create a safe, positive and productive learning environment that supports and facilitates learning for all students.
  • Build a sense of community in a collaborative climate, based on developmentally appropriate pro- social skills, where students work collaboratively and have a shared sense of ownership.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of child and/or adolescent development and the learning sciences.
  • Use differentiated instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of one’s students.
  • Use developmentally informed teaching practices.

BS-TEACHER EDUCATION: SECONDARY MATHEMATICS 7-12)

  • Make ethical, sound decisions based on Pennsylvania 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of mathematics content, practices, and pedagogy, meeting PDE requirements.
  • Deliver effective instruction using high leverage teaching practices with emphasis on problem- solving, multiple representations and multiple solution paths.
  • Use appropriate means of ongoing assessment, and utilize data, including student-produced artifacts, to demonstrate student growth and make appropriate modifications to the curriculum.
  • Integrate tools of technology in teaching and learning for individual and group work.
  • Construct well-written, research-based, engaging lesson plans that connect to the relevant content and practice standards and include opportunities to engage students at multiple levels.
  • Create a safe, positive and productive learning environment that supports and facilitates learning for all students.
  • Build a sense of community in a collaborative climate, based on developmentally appropriate pro- social skills, where students work collaboratively and have a shared sense of ownership.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of child and/or adolescent development and the learning sciences.
  • Use differentiated instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of one’s students.
  • Use developmentally informed teaching practices
  • Successful completion of comprehensive exam

BS-TEACHER EDUCATION: SECONDARY SCIENCE 7-12 (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Space, General Science and Physics)

  • Make ethical, sound decisions based on Pennsylvania 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.
  • Partner with parents in the education of their children.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate strong knowledge of science content, practices, and pedagogy in specific science related subject areas that meet PDE content requirements.
  • Lessons, to demonstrate student growth and make appropriate modifications to the curriculum. Integrate tools of technology in teaching and learning in both the laboratory and classroom.
  • Construct well-written, research-based, engaging lesson plans within the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
  • Create a safe, positive and productive learning environment that supports and facilitates learning for all students.
  • Build a sense of community in a collaborative climate, based on developmentally appropriate pro- social skills, where students work collaboratively and have a shared sense of ownership.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of child and/or adolescent development and the learning sciences.
  • Use differentiated instruction to meet the diverse learning needs of one’s students.
  • Use developmentally informed teaching practices.

BS-TEACHER EDUCATION: SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES 7-12

  • Make ethical, sound decisions based on Pennsylvania 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.
  • Partner with parents in the education of their children.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate strong content knowledge in all subject areas that meet PDE content requirements, specifically related to history, civics, citizenship, anthropology, sociology and government.
  • Deliver effective instruction using high leverage teaching practices, which allow candidates to assist 7-12 students to build upon evidence-based and expository writing in the social sciences.
  • 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 well-written, research-based, engaging lesson plans aligned with the Common Core Standards for Social Studies and the National Council for which build knowledge through content- rich expository texts.
  • Create a safe, positive and productive learning environment that supports and facilitates learning for all students.
  • Build a sense of community in a collaborative climate, based on developmentally appropriate pro- social skills, where students work collaboratively and have a shared sense of ownership.
  • 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.