Program Learning Outcomes
- The student will demonstrate content-area knowledge through their:
- 1.1 Knowledge of the central concepts, principles, theories, and tools of inquiry associated with the discipline.
- 1.2 Ability to organize and present content in meaningful and engaging ways.
- 1.3 Ability to use students’ prior knowledge and experiences to introduce new content.
- 1.4 Ability to develop culturally responsive curriculum and instruction through diverse texts which promote multicultural awareness and appreciation.
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of and the ability to apply a variety of pedagogical strategies through their:
- 2.1 Knowledge of developmentally appropriate, research-based instructional strategies that help students make cross-curricular connections, promote content retention, and transfer knowledge to real-life settings.
- 2.2 Ability to organize, use, and monitor a variety of flexible student groupings and instructional strategies to support differentiated instruction, engage learners, and generate motivation.
- 2.3 Ability to use various questioning and discussion techniques to help students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
- 2.4 Ability to recognize and address differences in learning and development, and adjust instruction to meet a variety of educational needs.
- The student will demonstrate an understanding of educational theory and practice through their:
- 3.1 Ability to create short and long-range objective-based learning plans which meet Utah Core Standards, utilize higher-order thinking skills, and are assessment-based to ensure progress and motivation.
- 3.2 Ability to evaluate and select content and incorporate technology in appropriately designed instructional activities which encourage students to engage with rigorous text, address essential questions, and develop as reflective learners.
- 3.3 Ability to create a safe and effective learning environment in which students participate in independent and collaborative decision-making, are held accountable for their actions, and engage in a variety of purposeful learning activities.
- 3.4 Ability to manage time, space, activities, and attention to provide active and equitable engagement of students in productive tasks.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professionalism in education through their:
- 4.1 Knowledge of laws related to students’ and teachers’ rights and responsibilities.
- 4.2 Ability to communicate and collaborate with colleagues, students, parents/guardians, and significant agency personnel.
- 4.3 Ability to exhibit the professional behavior and dispositions delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards while working with students, colleagues, families, and communities.
- 4.4 Ability to use professional literature, best practices, and collegial assistance, to articulate a personal philosophy of teaching and classroom management, and to develop as reflective practitioners.
- All courses must be passed with a “C-” (1.7) or better to be counted in the major.