Teacher Education Outcomes
Students admitted to, and retained in, the teacher education program are expected to demonstrate suitable growth in the habits, attitudes, skills, and personal qualities specified in the institutional objectives. They constitute the general objectives of teacher education.
Within the framework of the general objectives of the University, the faculty has formulated specific outcomes of teacher education. These outcomes specify qualities considered essential for teachers. The faculty expects that the Teacher Education graduate will be a person who demonstrates:
- Knowledge of the historical development of the professional and foundational issues and arguments underlying education's practices, as well as understanding of the importance of integrated learning across disciplines.
- Knowledge of subject-matter content and the ability to integrate content with pedagogy appropriate to the candidate's field of study.
- Knowledge of human development and motivation, theories of learning, and pedagogy.
- Effective communication skills, critical and creative thinking abilities, and other skills crucial to reflective decision making.
- Knowledge and skills in the use and integration of technology appropriate to the candidate's field of study.
- Practical abilities to implement the skills, techniques, and strategies associated with student learning and effective leadership.
- Intellectual, social, ethical, and other personal attributes of reflective decision making in professional settings.
- Commitment to lifelong professional development and general learning.
- Ability to skillfully accommodate diversity of many kinds in professional practice, including ethnic, racial, economic, and that of the exceptional learners, including the ability to adapt professionally to developments in global society.
- Ability to foster and maintain collaborative efforts with clientele within institutions and in the community, and commitment to active citizenship in the service of a Christ-centered character.