COE Goals Re: Teaching and Learning

The following goals/proficiencies are established to achieve the institutional standards of preparing candidates to be (1) knowledgeable critical transformative educators, (2) multicultural educators and (3) social justice advocates. It is important to note that the dispositions are also included in the proficiencies.

Standard 1: Knowledgeable Critical Transformative Educators

Candidate Proficiencies for Initial Programs Candidate Proficiencies for Advanced Programs
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of subject matter
  2. Demonstrates professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills
  3. Demonstrates knowledge of critical pedagogical content
  4. Integrates technology in teaching
  5. Demonstrates ability to assess student learning
  6. Reflects on professional experiences
  7. Acts on professional convictions
aa. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of subject matter
bb. Demonstrates professional knowledge and skills
cc. Implements a robust knowledge of critical pedagogical content
dd. Integrates technology in practices
ee. Creates positive environments for student learning
ff. Reflects on professional experiences
gg. Acts on professional convictions


Standard 2: Multicultural Educators

Candidate Proficiencies for Initial Programs Candidate Proficiencies for Advanced Programs
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of personal prejudices and biases
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of the cultural aspects of schools and classrooms as non-neutral cultural space
  3. Demonstrates behavior necessary to work with students, families and communities of various cultures
  4. Demonstrates knowledge of cultural issues involved in appropriately assessing student learning
  5. Demonstrates ability to adapt instruction and services appropriately for all students, including students with exceptionalities
aa. Articulates personal prejudices and biases and knows their impact on teaching and learning
bb. Demonstrates knowledge of schools and classrooms as non-neutral cultural space and the implications for teaching and learning
cc. Demonstrates behavior necessary to work with students, families and communities of various cultures
dd. Demonstrates a thorough understanding of cultural issues involved in appropriately assessing student learning
ee. Creates positive environments for all students, including students with exceptionalities


Standard 3: Social Justice Advocates

Candidate Proficiencies for Initial Programs Candidate Proficiencies for Advanced Programs
  1. Demonstrates knowledge of institutional inequities
  2. Demonstrates knowledge of relevant communities to bring about change
  3. Challenges dominant discourses
  4. Demonstrates fairness and belief all students can learn
aa. Articulates institutional inequities and their impact on teaching and learning
bb. Engages relevant communities to bring about change
cc. Challenges dominant discourses
dd. Demonstrates fairness and belief all students can learn