Learning Outcomes

Education Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in education will be able to:

  1. Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline and can create learning experiences that make the subject meaningful to students;
  2. Understand how children learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, and personal development;
  3. Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning and create instructional opportunities that are adapted to learners from diverse cultural backgrounds and with exceptions;
  4. Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills;
  5. Use 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. Use knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom;
  7. Plan and manage instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals;
  8. Understand and use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner;
  9. Be a reflexive practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally; and
  10. Communicate and interact with parents/guardians, families, school colleagues, and the community to support students' learning and well-being.