M.Ed. in Secondary Education – Program Mission & Outcomes
The mission of the MEd in Secondary Education is to engage certified teachers in intellectual inquiry that will inform their classroom practice. Throughout the program, students participate in research related to their abilities to address the needs of diverse learners, to implement high academic standards, to develop school and community partnerships, to effectively integrate technology into instruction and to apply research-based instructional strategies in the classroom. This focus on the relationship between theory, research and practice is closely aligned with the University’s mission to create a culture of engagement and extend learning beyond the classroom.
1. Student Learning Outcome #1 (Content)
Graduates from the M.Ed. in Secondary Education must demonstrate knowledge of the subjects they teach and how to teach these subjects to young adolescents and adolescents which includes:
a. the structure and real-world applications of this subject,
b. common preconceptions students may bring to the subject, and
c. diverse instructional strategies to teach for understanding
2. Student Learning Outcome #2 (Professional & Pedagogical Knowledge, Skills and Dispositions )
Graduates from the M.Ed. in Secondary Education must deliver effective instruction and create safe, student-centered learning environments which includes:
a. recognizing individual differences that distinguish students from one another and account for these differences in their instructional practice,
b. recognizing the cultural and socioeconomic diversity of students and account for these differences in their instructional practice,
c. utilizing a wide range of instructional techniques to maintain student engagement and promote academic achievement, and
d. organize instruction meaningfully to maintain student engagement and promote academic achievement.
3. Student Learning Outcome #3 (Professional Dispositions)
Graduates of the M.Ed. in Secondary Education must demonstrate a commitment to students and their learning as well as a commitment to systematic reflection of their classroom practice and the profession which includes:
a. making knowledge accessible to all students,
b. critically examining classroom practice in order to deepen knowledge and expand their skills, and
c. collaborating with others to improve student learning and enhance the learning environment.
4. Student Learning Outcome #4 (Effects on Student Learning)
Graduates of the M.Ed. in Secondary Education must monitor student learning which includes:
a. utilizing multiple methods for measuring student growth and
b. analyzing assessment data to inform teaching practice and enhance student learning.
Last updated: 6/5/2017