Learning Goals & Outcomes
At the completion of the elementary or secondary education degree, the student will:
1. Understand Child and/or Adolescent Development
a. Demonstrate knowledge of child and/or adolescent development and learning theory and how they apply to instructional design.
2. Understand Educational History
a. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the historical and philosophical foundations of education in the United States.
b. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the historical development and historical trends in instructional practice.
3. Know and Apply Key Educational Practices
a. Know the principles of curriculum design and the design of instruction and apply them in analyzing and designing instruction.
b. Know the relationship between content knowledge and instructional methods and apply that knowledge in the analysis and design of instruction.
c. Design and deliver effective instruction.
d. Know formative assessment and use a variety of assessments to design and refine instruction.
e. Know and apply the principles for establishing and managing a positive classroom climate focused on student learning.
f. Know the principles of equity and apply them in differentiating instructional techniques that meet the needs of diverse students.
g. Know the uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning and integrate technology into instruction.
h. Know the professional responsibilities of teaching and apply the habits of mind needed to be a reflective practitioner.
i. Know the ethical issues of the profession of teaching and apply them in interactions with students, parents and peers.
j. Meet the competencies required for teacher licensure by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.