Provost & Academic Vice President

Student Learning Outcomes

Curriculum and Instruction  (M.S.Ed.)


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

  1. understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, psychosocial, and physical areas; design and implement developmentally and challenging learning experiences
  2. provide developmentally appropriate environments that incorporate cognitive, linguistic, psychosocial, and physical dimensions of learning where students take intellectual risks, practice democracy, work collaboratively and independently, as well as feel a sense of autonomy; arrange learning environments are in ways that are caring, inclusive, stimulating and safe
  3. understand that learners bring into the classroom different abilities, talents, prior learning experiences, and different sets of values, so he or she knows how to access information about the values of diverse cultures and communities to assist learners as he or she develops attitudes of respect and appreciation for others
  4. utilize content knowledge and curricular innovations to create sound, research-driven, and integrative learning experiences across the disciplines
  5. understand and use a variety of instructional strategies and resources to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways
  6. design and implement learning opportunities within and across the disciplines that engage learners purposefully in applying content knowledge
  7. effectively employ formative and summative assessments to systematically observe, monitor, and document student learning; understand the strengths and weaknesses of various assessment practices and recognize the need for students to monitor their own learning
  8. initiate positive, interactive relationships with families and communities as they support children’s learning and development
  9. systematically analyze, evaluate, and reflect upon teaching and learning experiences to incorporate best practices as he or she strives to improve instruction in their classrooms
  10. seek opportunities for collaboration to improve schools and advance knowledge and practice in their field