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Early and Middle Grades Education

Early Grades Preparation (PreK-4)

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Early and Middle Grades Education

Address:
35 W. Rosedale Ave.
106B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2944
Fax: 610-436-3102
Email: BLeisenring@wcupa.edu

EARLY GRADES
PREPARATION (PREK-4)

These Program Outcomes are aligned with:

EGP Program Outcomes

  1. The teacher candidate will demonstrate the ability to integrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills to create learning experiences that make the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the content area meaningful for all children Pre K-Grade 4.
    (WCU Subject and Pedagogical Specialist; INTASC 1; NAEYC 4, 5; PDE I, II; NCATE 1)

  2. The teacher candidate will demonstrate knowledge, understanding, and use of the major concepts, principles, theories and research related to development of children to construct learning opportunities that support the individual child's development, acquisition of knowledge, and motivation.
    (WCU Subject and Pedagogical Specialist; INTASC 2; NAEYC 1, 4; PDE I; NCATE 1)

  3. The teacher candidate, in order to meet the needs of all children Pre K-Grade 4, including those with exceptionalities and from diverse backgrounds, will a) demonstrate knowledge of different approaches to learning, b) demonstrate the ability to create instructional opportunities adapted to all learners, and c) implement instruction that builds on children's prior experiences and diversities.
    (WCU Subject and Pedagogical Specialist, Diversity Advocate and Classroom Community Builder, Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 3; NAEYC 1, 2, 5; PDE I, II; NCATE 1)

  4. The teacher candidate will demonstrate the ability to plan and implement a variety of instructional strategies that promote a) critical and creative thinking and problem solving, b) independent and collaborative inquiry, c) active engagement in learning, and d) self and group motivation.
    (WCU Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 4, 5; NAEYC 1, 3, 4, 5; PDE I, II; NCATE 1)

  5. The teacher candidate will demonstrate knowledge and use of a) effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communications for fostering active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interactions in the classroom and b) educational technologies in instruction, assessment, and other professional practices.
    (WCU Diversity Advocate and Classroom Community Builder, Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 6; NAEYC 4; PDE I, II, IV; NCATE 1)

  6. The teacher candidate will demonstrate planning and management of instruction based on knowledge of the a) content and curriculum standards, b) family, and c) community, with an understanding of the essential role of the classroom teacher in relationship to curriculum development.
    (WCU Subject and Pedagogical Specialist, Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 7; NAEYC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; PDE I, II, V; NCATE 1)

  7. The teacher candidate will demonstrate knowledge and implementation of formal and informal assessment strategies including student self-assessment for monitoring, evaluating and ensuring the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the learner, Pre K-Grade 4.
    (WCU Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 8; NAEYC 3; PDE II, III; NCATE 1)

  8. The teacher candidate will demonstrate the ability to a) identify, evaluate, and use information effectively and within ethical and legal guidelines; b) reflect on one's own content knowledge, teaching skills and effects of each on the growth and learning of children; and c) seek opportunities to grow professionally.
    (WCU Self-Directed Practitioner, Assessment and Instructional Designer; INTASC 9; NAEYC 6; PDE IV; NCATE 1)

  9. The teacher candidate will demonstrate understanding of collaboration with school colleagues, families, and agencies in the larger community, to support and advocate for the learning and well being of children.
    (WCU School and Community Professional; INTASC 10; NAEYC 2, 4, 6; PDE III, IV; NCATE 1)

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