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Student Learning Outcomes

Educational Studies  (B.S.Ed.)


Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. identify, compare, and contrast salient features; analyze policy differences between teaching and learning in formal school and informal non-school contexts
  2. recognize demographic changes occurring in the United States and how these change the ways we think about informal education opportunities
  3. explore and analyze access and equity issues in informal education, on a practical and policy level, as these relate to marginalized groups
  4. identify potential career paths involving teaching and learning outside schools
  5. describe and utilize the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical characteristics that can impact learning during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood; describe and critically evaluate the status of the major extant psychological theories of cognition and motivation and their relevance (or lack thereof) for educational practice; describe, as currently understood in the field, the cognitive processes (e.g., attention, storage, retrieval) that underlie human learning and apply these to problems of learning and instruction, including both those that involve general problem solving and domain-specific tasks and skills