M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction Program Outcomes

The M.Ed. Programs will prepare students in the areas of:

Effective Teaching

  • 1. (a) Use of instructional strategies: Candidates demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by using multiple instructional strategies to address individual student needs.
  • 1. (b) Integrating subjects: Applying principles of differentiated instruction, including theories of language acquisition, stages of language, and academic language development in the integration of subject matter across the content areas of reading, mathematical, scientific, and aesthetic reasoning.
  • 1. (c) Use of assessment: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by using a variety of assessments to monitor and improve instruction.
  • 1. (d) Learning environment: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by creating a safe, productive learning environment.
  • 1. (e) Planning and adapting curricula: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by planning and/or adapting curricula for diverse student needs.
  • 1. (f) Learning targets, student self-monitoring progress: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by ensuring all students articulate learning targets and monitor own progress.
  • 1. (g) Develop problem solving in content areas: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by planning standards-driven curricula to develop problem solving strategies in content areas.
  • 1. (h) Preparing responsible citizens: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by preparing responsible citizens for a diverse society.
  • 1. (i) Cultural competence: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning demonstrating cultural competence in teaching.
  • 1. (j) Integrating technology: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by integrating technology.
  • 1. (k) Collaborating with families and communities: Demonstrate knowledge and skills for effective teaching which ensure a positive impact on student learning by involving and collaborating with families and communities.

Professional Development

Teaching as a Profession

Special Education Emphasis will prepare students to:

Special Education

  • Learner Development and Individual Learning Differences: Beginning special education professionals understand how exceptionalities may interact with development and learning and use this knowledge to provide meaningful and challenging learning experiences for individuals with exceptionalities
  • Learning Environments: Beginning special education professionals create safe, inclusive, culturally responsive learning environments so that individuals with exceptionalities become active and effective learners and develop emotional well-being, positive social interactions, and self-determination.
  • Curricular Content Knowledge: Beginning special education professionals use knowledge of general and specialized curricula to individualize learning for individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Assessment: Beginning special education professionals use multiple methods of assessment and data sources in making educational decisions.
  • Instructional Planning and Strategies: Beginning special education professionals select, adapt, and use a repertoire of evidence-based instructional strategies to advance learning of individuals with exceptionalities.
  • Professional Learning and Ethical Practice: Beginning special education professionals use foundational knowledge of the field and their professional ethical principles and practice standards to inform special education practice, to engage in lifelong learning, and to advance the profession.
  • Collaboration: Beginning special education professionals collaborate with families, other educators, related service providers, individuals with exceptionalities, and personnel from community agencies in culturally responsive ways to address the needs of individuals with exceptionalities across a range of learning experiences.

Reading and Literacy will prepare students to:

Reading