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BS in Elementary Education (K-6) (89 credits)

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • The teacher designs and implements developmentally appropriate learning experiences that promote curiosity, democratic values, love of learning, classroom community, and respect for others from different cultures, ethnicities, races, religions, and backgrounds.
  • The teacher demonstrates understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities by ensuring inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards that require students to think, collaborate, and consider multiple perspectives and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self motivation.
  • The teacher organizes the classroom in ways that promote student efficacy, voice, ownership of learning, and responds to cultural differences driven by poverty in ways that build student abilities to negotiate social and academic structures.
  • The teacher creates learning experiences through selection of resources or media that make the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content.
  • The teacher plans instruction that supports every student in meeting learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, state and local standards, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context.
  • The teacher encourages learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways by using a variety of instructional strategies.
  • The teacher constructs and uses multiple methods of assessment to capture intellectual and affective growth, engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making.
  • The teacher interprets testing mandates and data with an understanding of the limitations of these instruments and recognition that not all learning can be described with numbers.
  • The teacher continually evaluates his/her practice and adapts practice using evidence to meet the needs of each learner.

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