Student Learning Outcomes

The candidate demonstrates an understanding of the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.

The candidate demonstrates an understanding of how people learn and develop and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social, spiritual, and personal development.

The candidate demonstrates an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that encourage empathetic, culturally relevant engagement in learning supporting the belief that all children can benefit from an education.

The candidate demonstrates understanding and skill in using a variety of research based strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.

The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning/counseling environment that encourages positive cross cultural interaction, active engagements in learning, and self-motivation.

The candidate uses knowledge of effective cross cultural verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction with diverse student populations.

The candidate plans and organizes instruction based upon knowledge of culturally relevant subject matter, resources, students, the community, and curriculum goals.

The candidate monitors student learning and assesses student proficiency by using formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social, physical, and spiritual development of the learner and to inform programmatic development and improvement.

The candidate is a responsible, 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.

The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well being.

The candidate integrates the principles of the Christian faith and philosophy in all aspects of education with students, families, and communities.

The candidate applies an understanding of professional codes of ethics and current legal mandates, as well as an awareness of the range of legal issues, such as statutory, regulatory, and case law affecting the delivery of pupil services to practice.

The candidate is a proficient consumer and disseminator of research and demonstrates competence in evaluating research.

The candidate uses critical thinking, reasoning, and problem solving skills (i.e., analysis, synthesis, application, and evaluation of various forms of data) and presents the results in appropriate oral and written format using academic writing and APA guidelines.

The candidate uses technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.