Department of Education Outcomes
Learning Outcomes - Education Department (undergraduate)
Demonstrates a commitment to professional growth and teaching excellence.
Demonstrates the ethics and values associated with the teaching profession.
Demonstrates thorough content knowledge.
Plans effective instruction.
Implements instructional practices that support the achievement of all learners.
Uses assessment to guide classroom instruction and evaluate learning.
Establishes a safe, nurturing, accessible, and just learning community.
Advocates for learners in school and community.
Demonstrates global awareness and sensitivity towards issues affecting schools, communities, nations and the world.
Learning Outcomes - Wittenberg
Beginning in school, and continuing at successively higher levels across their college studies, students should prepare for twenty-first-century challenges by gaining:
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World
• Through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts
Focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring
Intellectual and Practical Skills, including
- Inquiry and analysis
- Critical and creative thinking
- Written and oral communication
- Quantitative literacy
- Information literacy
- Teamwork and problem solving
Practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance
Personal and Social Responsibility, including
- Civic knowledge and engagement—local and global
- Intercultural knowledge and competence
- Ethical reasoning and action
- Foundations and skills for lifelong learning
Anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges
Integrative and Applied Learning, including
- Synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies
Demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings
The learning outcomes stated above are part of the Association of American Colleges & Universities' (AAC&U) LEAP campaign, which includes Essential Learning Outcomes. For more information visit the AAC&U page.
Learning Outcomes - Graduate Studies in Education
KNOWLEDGE –Respond with understanding to the depth & complexity of human experience; develop a sense of vocation
- Explain current developments in their teaching fields.
- Articulate ways schools and teachers have responded to the challenges and opportunities of diverse social environments.
- Frame curriculum in developmentally appropriate ways.
- Describe models of school change in reference to the need for teacher leadership
- Describe educational missions in personal and institutional terms.
SKILLS –Recognize, define, and solve problems
- Respond flexibly and coherently to classroom problems
- Assess the effectiveness of instruction and interpret student response and work.
- Access and apply best practice techniques in the classroom.
- Form collaborative networks for problem solving in and beyond the classroom.
- Develop and carry out research projects, which directly affect student learning.
DISPOSITIONS –Take moral responsibility; assume leadership
- Respond positively to the opportunities, challenges, and issues of diverse environments.
- Value opportunities to supplement personal knowledge through new and imaginative research.
- Form, articulate, and defend personal and collective senses of mission.
- Form supportive learning communities in their buildings and classrooms.