Student Learning Outcomes, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles

Credential Programs
 

Multiple Subjects Credential Program
Candidates for the Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
demonstrate competency in the following Teaching Performance
Expectations:
Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction
(Reading-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History-Social
Science)
Monitor Student Learning During Instruction
Interpretation and Use of Assessments
Making Content Accessible
Student Engagement
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices (includes Grades
K—3, 4-8)
Teaching English Learners
Learning about Students
Instructional Planning
Instructional Time
Social Environment
Professional, Legal, and Ethical Obligations
Professional Growth
Single Subject Credential Program
Candidates in the Single Subject Credential Program demonstrate
competency in the following Teaching Performance Expectations:
Specific Pedagogical Skills for Subject Matter Instruction
(English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, History-Social)
Monitoring Student learning During instruction
Interpretation and Use of Assessments
Making Content Accessible
Student Engagement
Developmentally Appropriate Teaching Practices (grades 9 – 12)
Teaching English Learners
Learning About Students
Instructional Planning
Instructional Time
Social Environment
Professional, Legal, and Ethical Obligations
Professional Growth

 

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 (Options)
 

M.A. in Education: Option in Creative Literacies and Literature
Enhance capacity to assume leadership in schools by promoting
skills and knowledge inherent in visual and performing arts and
apply those across the curriculum
Promote literacy activities in neighborhood and community
institutions such as libraries, parks and other groups through
visual and performing arts
Increase understanding and appreciation of multicultural,
multilingual and diverse literatures
Demonstrate new or renewed understanding of the curricular,
pedagogical and research issues associated with the teaching of
creative literacies and literature as applied across the
curriculum
Demonstrate knowledge of educational research in the fields of
story, educational drama and children’s literature and apply
that practically to curriculum across the board
Increase understanding and appreciation of multicultural,
multilingual and diverse literatures and literacies and
demonstrate their uses across the curriculum
M.A. in Education: Option Early Childhood/Primary Education
Demonstrate an understanding of the role of children’s
self-initiated and self-structured activities in their learning
and development
Improve their ability to plan developmentally and culturally
appropriate curriculum to address the developmental range and
diverse characteristics of young children (birth to age 8)
Demonstrate an understanding of critical issues and trends in
the field of early childhood education
Demonstrate personal research skills and apply theoretical and
research knowledge to practice in early childhood settings
Engage in reflective inquiry and demonstrate professional
self-knowledge
Increase their ability to work with linguistically and
culturally diverse children and families
Demonstrate their ability to work collaboratively with
peers/colleagues to achieve goals for children and families
Increase their capacity to assume leadership roles in schools or
programs serving young children and their families
M.A. in Education: Option in Mathematics Education
Develop an understanding of current issues, practices and
directions in curriculum and the ability to inquire into these
Develop knowledge and skills in educational research; develop
analysis and reflection skills and written and oral
communication
Identify and analyze topics of importance in current educational
conversations and debates for critical issues related to urban
elementary education
Deepen their commitment to their students and their students’
learning of mathematics
Increase their confidence to teach mathematics
Improve their ability to manage and assess their students’
mathematics learning
Augment their capacity to think reflectively about their
teaching of mathematics
Increase their capacity to become an agent of change in the
field of mathematics education
M.A. in Education: Option in Middle and Secondary Curriculum and
Instruction
Discover innovative methods of instruction to increase
effectiveness and students’ engagement, learning, and thinking
Develop knowledge and strategies to design curriculum at
classroom, school, and district levels
Increase leadership effectiveness among fellow teachers by
understanding the complex social factors at work I school
communities
Take charge of change by developing, implementing, and
evaluating instructional innovations in middle and high schools
Prepare for additional subject area teaching certifications
through appropriate course work leading to demonstration of
competency in selected fields while earning an MA degree
Acquire knowledge and skills that enable teachers to effectively
pursue National Board Certification in their chosen field
Build knowledge base and experience that prepares educators for
entry into doctoral programs in education
M.A in Education: Option in Reading and Language Arts
Demonstrate new or renewed understanding of the curricular,
pedagogical, and research issues associated with the teaching
reading and language arts
Improve their abilities to assess children’s performance in
reading and related language arts curricular areas
Become educated consumers of educational research in the fields
of reading and language arts
Become leaders in their schools promoting aesthetic values
inherent I the reading and language arts
Increase their capacity to become change agents in the field of
reading and language arts
M.A. in Education: Option in Science  Education
Address K-8 educators’ individual needs as learners in urban
settings and build on their current knowledge of science
content, teaching and learning with the expectation that each
individual brings varying degrees of experience, professional
expertise, and proficiency to the process
Give individuals with teaching experience and/or a role in
education a new or renewed opportunity to examine the
curricular, pedagogical and research issues associated with
science teaching and learning
Allow individuals to gain an enhanced perspective of science
education and environmental education and tat the same time
acquire the skill to communicate the excitement of science to
others
Involve science educations in learning science content and the
nature and philosophy of science using the process of inquiry
and hands-on/minds-on learning
Introduce science educators to scientific literature, science
education research, the nature and process of science,
professional development and organizations, informal science
education sites, the role of urban environmental education and
science learning, and media and technological resources that
expand their science knowledge and ability to access further
knowledge.
Prepare individuals who may want to pursue a doctoral degree in
science education, individuals who may choose to leave the
formal classroom setting for positions such as district science
education specialist/curriculum coordinator or resource person,
science education specialist in industry with a role as a
trainer or public relations individual, or as a science
specialist in non-academic settings such as museums, zoos, or
nature centers