Learning Outcomes

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BA Urban Learning
 

The following are the student learning outcomes that have been established for the Urban Learning program.
Students will successfully engage in work in urban schools and communities.
Students will develop and model critical thinking skills for themselves and the students they teach.
Students will be able to connect subject matter and pedagogy to successfully meet the educational Needs of all students.
Students will develop beliefs of holding high expectations of all urban learners to attain high academic achievement while building on their diverse languages, cultures and experiences. 
Students will develop curriculum and instructional strategies that integrate the urban learners’ strengths, including their languages, cultures, and communities.

 

MA Education
 

[1] Students demonstrate mastery of the body of knowledge in the degree field, including the related  cultural, technological, ethical and professional competencies. 
[2] Students demonstrate skills of critical thinking and analysis.
[3] Students demonstrate both oral and written communication skills, including the academic and  technical writing skills appropriate to the degree field.
[4] Students demonstrate knowledge and skills related to the organization, implementation, interpretation  and analysis of research appropriate to the degree field.
[5] Students demonstrate knowledge and skills of leadership, advocacy and agency as these apply to the  degree field.
[6] Students demonstrate knowledge, skills and dispositions of critical inquiry and reflective practice.
[7] Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions associated with effective collaboration with  peers, colleagues and communities.
[8] Students demonstrate research-based knowledge, skills and dispositions associated with equity and  diversity as these apply to effective practice in the content field. 

 

MA Education TESOL
 

Upon completion of the TESOL MA program, students will:  
1) Appreciate the rich varieties of uses and contexts of the English language while acknowledging the importance of the native languages and cultures on language learning;
2) Apply appropriate learning theories to second language acquisition;
3) Teach English skillfully, using a variety of principled teaching methods;
4) Demonstrate understanding of the oral and written discourses of English;
5) Understand and apply research findings from the TESOL/Applied Linguistics literature;
6) Develop, apply, and evaluate assessment techniques for different purposes and audiences;
7) Value participation in professional associations and serve as advocates for second/foreign language students; and
8) Apply and understand the relevance of a variety of computer-mediated tools for different purposes and audiences.