Objectives and Outcomes
Goal 1: Educators are lifelong learners:
- Students demonstrate a commitment to ongoing analysis and continual improvement of teaching and learning.
- Students learn and use systematic ways to collect and analyze information about their practice and use that information to improve.
- Students display a disposition toward continual lifelong learning.
- Students understand human development, subject matter and instruction, and the nature of student or client to make and evaluate decisions about teaching/counseling/administering.
- Students seek and consider evidence of learner understanding in making instructional decisions.
Goal 2: Educators Understand Learning and Development:
- Students know that all students/clients can learn and develop.
- Students treat all students/clients equitably.
- Students understand and value differences.
- Students understand prevailing theories of cognition and intelligence to support intellectual, social, and moral development.
- Students understand the role and impact of context and culture on development.
- Students understand how to foster self-esteem, motivation, character, civic responsibility; and respect for individual, cultural, religious or racial differences.
- Students understand and use technologies to enhance learning and development.
- Students understand national, state, and local goals of the pertinent disciplines.
- Students examine their own understandings of content to be taught.
Goal 3: Educators Manage and Monitor Learning Environments:
- Students understand how to create, enrich, maintain and effectively alter environments to promote individual and group learning and manage learner behavior.
- Students create a safe learning environment that supports and respects inquiry, exploration, and intellectual risk taking.
- Students understand individual and group motivation and behavior to create environments that encourage positive social interaction, active engagements in learning, and self-motivation.
- Students understand and use a variety of generic learning models to promote active learning and understanding.
- Students take into account district, state, and national curriculum guidelines, as well as learner background, special needs, and interests.
- Students understand how to organize instruction to meet goals and outcomes.
- Students are responsive to students and clients ideas, comments and questions.
- Students set norms for interaction that foster respect and cooperation.
Goal 4: Educators are Members of Multiple Learning Communities:
- Students recognize that they are contributing members of the education profession.
- Students recognize that contextual and interactive roles of schools, communities, and the various levels of government.
- Students foster relationships with colleagues, parents, and agencies to support learning and development.
- Students are knowledgeable about special community resources that can be used to enhance learning.
- Students reflect on learning and teaching individually with colleagues.
- Students act in a professional, responsible and ethical manner.