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Early and Middle Grades Education

Early and Middle Grades Education Office
106B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383
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B.S. Ed. and Post-Baccalaureate Program Outcomes 
Elementary Education, Kindergarten through Grade 6
                

Elementary Education B.S. Ed.Program Outcomes with links to the Teacher Education Council Approved Conceptual Framework Integrated with ACEI, NCATE, INTASC*

The teacher candidate will demonstrate:

  1. Ability to integrate their content, professional, and pedagogical knowledge and skills to create learning experiences that make the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the content area meaningful for all students.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Subject and Pedagogical Specialist)
  2. Use of research and experience-based principles of effective practice for encouraging the intellectual, social, and personal development of students.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Subject and Pedagogical Specialist)
  3. Knowledge of different student approaches to learning for creating instructional opportunities adapted to learners from diverse cultural backgrounds and with exceptionalities.  Knowledge and implementation of learning experiences that build on students’ prior experiences, exceptionalities, and cultural backgrounds based on membership in ethnic, racial, gender, language, socioeconomic, community, and family groups, to help all students achieve high levels of learning. (WCU Conceptual Framework: Subject and Pedagogical Specialist, Assessment and Instructional Designer, Diversity Advocate and Classroom Community Builder)
  4. Ability to implement a variety of instructional strategies for developing critical thinking, problem-solving, and performance skills.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Assessment and Instructional Designer)
  5. An awareness of individual and group motivation for encouraging positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation while teaching.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Assessment and Instructional Designer)
  6. Effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communications for fostering active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interactions in the classroom.  Instructional use of educational technology, including the use of computer and other technologies in instruction, assessment, and professional productivity.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Diversity Advocate and Classroom Community Builder)
  7. Planning and management of instruction based on knowledge of the content area, the community, and curriculum goals, and with an understanding of the essential role of the classroom teacher in relationship to curriculum development and school improvement.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Subject and Pedagogical Specialist, Assessment and Instructional Designer)
  8. Implementation of formal and informal assessment strategies for evaluating and ensuring the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Assessment and Instructional Designer)
  9. The opportunity for candidates to reflect on their teaching and its effects on student growth and learning.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: Self-Directed Practitioner, Assessment and Instructional Designer)
  10. Collaboration with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community for supporting students’ learning and well-being.  Effective interactions with parents for supporting students’ learning and well-being.  (WCU Conceptual Framework: School and Community Professional)

 *Each outcome is further defined by the Association for Childhood Education International (www.acei.org), National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education 1995 Standards (www.ncate.org), and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (www.intasc.org).