Student Learning Outcomes, Division of Special Education and Counseling, Charter College of Education, California State University, Los Angeles

Credential Programs

Education Specialist Credential
Knowledge of ethical standards, professional practices, and laws and regulations related to the provision of services to individuals with disabilities and their families
Develop a professional perspective by examining educational policies and existing and emergent practices in relation to fundamental issues, theories and research in education
Demonstrate an understanding and acceptance of differences in culture, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, socio-economic status, lifestyle orientation, language, abilities, disabilities and aspirations of individual learners
Knowledge and skills in managing learning environments for diverse learners that are safe and effective and that facilitate positive self-esteem and self-advocacy
Demonstrate the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with individuals with disabilities and their parents, other family members and primary care givers, and community, agency , and related service personnel
Demonstrate knowledge of basic principles and strategies of assessment, curriculum, and instruction that are appropriate for individuals with diverse backgrounds, varying language and cognitive abilities, and special needs
Demonstrate knowledge and skills necessary to assess general education students in a comprehensive manner


BS Rehabilitation Services

1. Student will access community resources that serve individuals who have rehabilitation needs
2. Student will develop effective interviewing and communication skills
3. Student will improve his/her communication skills
4. Student will understand and apply assessment procedures as related to rehab potential and rehab planning
5. Student will synthesize information to provide effective services to clients with rehab needs
6. Student will advocate for people who have disabilities so that these individuals receive maximum benefit and have full participation and equitable treatment in the workforce and in society
7. Student will work with multiculturally & ethnically diverse individuals when providing human services within an urban environment
8. Student will provide services to persons with rehab. needs in community agencies within an urban setting.


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)

Applied Behavioral Analysis
Conduct training sessions and use collaboration/consultation skills with parents, educators and other professionals
Assess client behavior and institutional environments, and design positive behavior intervention/support programs based on assessments
Read and apply information gained from professional literature
Address counseling needs of clients
Participate in program evaluation  (individual, group, and institution)


MA Special Education

Critically read, comprehend, and apply research literature
Apply advanced knowledge of special education laws and regulations
Respond to the needs of diverse student populations
Access and use technology on the job
Advocate for students with disabilities
Provide leadership in educational arenas
Design and implement professional and parent training
Participate in special education program evaluation

MS Counseling

1.  Student will establish helping relationships with students
2.  Student will display sensitivity to student' sociocultural backgrounds
3.  Student will demonstrate proficiency in counseling skills
4.  Student will communicate well with students, parents and administration
5.  Student will communicate effectively with teachers and other professionals
6.  Student will display knowledge of school regulations and procedures
7.  Student will display knowledge of legal and ethical issues
8.  Student will use knowledge of resource in the school and school district
9.  Student will use knowledge of community resources and adjunct services
10. Student will consult and collaborate with other providers
11. Student will complete reports and records conscientiously
12. Student will assume responsibility and function independently
13. Student will take initiative
14. Student is punctual and dependable
15. Student relates well to other staff
16.  Student dresses and presents herself/him in a professional manner
17. Student is motivated and displays positive attitude.
18. Student makes good use of supervision
19. Student is personally committed to developing professional competencies
20. Student accepts and uses constructive criticism
21. Student recognizes own deficiencies and actively works to overcome them 


MS Rehabilitation Counseling

1. student will develop effective counseling techniques, interviewing skills and sensitivity in working with clients
2. Student will recognize functional limitations and capabilities, as well as assist clients in minimizing disability and maximizing potential
3. Student will apply the concepts if occupationally significant characteristics and transferability of skills as related to employment settings
4. Student will recognize the richness and uniqueness of culturally diverse populations, providing equitable services to all individuals
5. Student will learn how to advocate for people who have disabilities to that these people receive maximum benefit with full participation & equitable treatment in the workforce and society.  
6. Student will be learning how to collaborate with other professionals within the community
7. Student will obtain practical experiences working with people with disabilities in community, public and private sector agencies within an urban environment


PhD Special Education

a. Student will apply research principles
b. Student will conduct research
c. Student will analyze data
d. Student will publish scholarly articles
e. Student will make scholarly presentations
f. Student will teach courses/lectures in higher education