Outcomes and Careers

Department Outcomes

The Department of Education adopted the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards plus two standards developed by the department faculty as the guiding standards for all Education majors. Each of the majors in the Education program have their own professional standards. To successfully complete the program/major, however teacher candidates in the major must meet their professional standards.

  1. Content Knowledge and Pedagogy
    The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  2. Human Development
    The teacher understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support a child's intellectual, social, and personal development.
  3. Adapting Instruction for Diverse Learners
    The teacher understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  4. Instructional Strategies
    The teacher understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage student development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  5. Motivation and Classroom Management
    The teacher uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation.
  6. Communication and Technology
    The teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  7. Planning
    The teacher plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  8. Assessment and Evaluation
    The teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.
  9. Reflection and Professional Development
    The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his or her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  10. School and Community Relationships
    The teacher fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.
  11. Professional Characteristics
    The teacher candidate demonstrates skills, beliefs, values, and behaviors that guide their interactions with students, families, and colleagues during their professional practice, and with problem solving and decisions.
  12. Literacy and Numeracy
    The teacher candidate applies varied strategies designed to develop and enhance the literacy and numeracy skills of students, including the presentation of ideas and conceptual understandings in both verbal and non-verbal modalities.

The Department has established student learning outcomes (SLOs) for the BA and MAT degree programs. The SLOs are available in PDF format.

Click on the links below to read reports regarding the outcomes from the alumni survey of recent graduates.

Outcomes from Alumni Survey of Recent Graduates Winter 2011/2012 (Graduate)

Outcomes from Alumni Survey of Recent Graduates Winter 2011/2012 (Undergraduate)


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