College of Arts & Sciences
Department and Program Learning Objectives

Majors in Teaching Certification Programs (B.S. Early Childhood Education, Pre-K-4 and Secondary Certification Programs) will be able to:

Understand how children learn and develop. (1,2,4,6,7,8)

Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) to be taught. (1,2,4,6,7,8)

Understand how students differ in their approaches to learning. (1,4)

Understand standards for integrity, ethical behavior, and professional behavior. (5)

Create learning opportunities and experiences that support students’ intellectual, social, and personal development. (1,2,4,7)

Use formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner. (4)

Use individual and group motivational strategies to create learning environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation. (1,2,4)

Create and implement instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners. (1,2,3,4,6,7)

Behave in a professional manner characterized by collaboration and support for school and classroom policies. (7)

Value and cultivate relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students’ learning and well-being. (3,4,5,7)

Value the importance of being reflective practitioners who continually evaluate the effects of their choices and actions on others, including students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community. (5,9)

Avail themselves of opportunities to grow professionally. (9)

Majors in Education (BA Program) will be able to:

Describe the process and structure of educational organizations (1,2,3,4,6,7,8)

Understand how children learn and develop. (1,2,4,6,7,8)

Understand the central concepts and tools of inquiry central to evaluating and producing educational research (6,7)

Avail themselves of opportunities to grow professionally (9)

Demonstrate their capacity for self-reflection and ethical reasoning (5,9)


Numbers in parentheses reflect related Educational Goals.

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