B.S. Ed. Program Learning Outcomes

Department of English

West Chester University

Contact Info
Dr. Jen Bacon
532 Main Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Program Outcomes/Objectives Specific to the B.S. Ed in English

  • Students will engage in rigorous academic writing informed by critical thinking. Student writing will demonstrate sharp focus, substantial content, sophisticated organization, precise style, and evident control of conventions. Students will exhibit these traits over a variety of types of writing for a variety of types of audiences.


  • Student teachers will know and demonstrate current pedagogical principles and demonstrate they know how to apply these to obtain employment, as attested to by the professional portfolios they complete during their student teaching experience (EDS 411-412). These portfolios contain resumes, letters of recommendation, employment goals, statements of philosophy, and records of the student teaching experience.


  • Student teachers will develop good working relations with their co-op teachers, their students, and other teachers in their schools. This means that they must be judged as well prepared in the content of their discipline, they must exhibit good work habits, and they must exhibit respect for and understanding of diversity.