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B.S.Ed. in Special Education – Program Objectives

Student Learning Outcome 1 (Content Knowledge):
Graduates of the BSED in Special Education will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the content in their specific teaching/certification field during their planning and teaching.

 

Student Learning Outcome 2 (Planning):
Graduates of the BSED in Special Education will plan effective teaching and learning experiences for diverse learners, which will include:
a) A comprehensive description of the learners and the school environment,
b) An accurate and in-depth presentation of the content they plan to teach,
c) The use of multiple assessments, including progress monitoring, that address the diversity among all student learners,
d) The use of a variety of classroom instructional strategies and address the needs of the diverse learners in the class,
e) The use of attitudinal assessments to include the student learners input into content development,
f) The use of various current resources including technology and assistive technology were appropriate,
g) A thorough description of a safe learning environment that promotes the success of ALL students.
Student Learning Outcome 3 (Instruction):
Graduates of the BSED in Special Education will plan effective teaching and learning experiences during clinical practice, which will include,
a) Application of instructional competencies to ensure an in-depth understanding of the learners and the school environment,
b) Application of instructional competencies to ensure state of the art presentation of the content they plan to teach,
c) The use of multiple assessments, including progress monitoring, that address the diversity among all student learners,
d) The use of a variety of classroom instructional strategies that address the needs of the diverse learners in the class,
e) The used of various current resources including technology and assistive technology were appropriate,
f) A thorough description of a safe learning environment that promotes the success of ALL students,
g) Application of instructional competencies to ensure a working knowledge of special education law, which includes the six principles of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (2004),
h) Adhering to national Council for Exceptional Children Code of Ethics as well as state and local Code of Ethics.

 

Student Learning Outcome 4 (Effects on Student Learning):
Graduates of the BSED in Special Education will assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students, which includes,
a) The use of effective assessment strategies to determine the backgrounds and achievements of student learners in order to facilitate their intellectual, social, and personal development,
b) Collect data on current teaching practices using a range of assessments,
c) Interpret current trends in teaching practices based on data,
d) Critically analyze of the influence on student learners’ achievement,
e) Modify instruction based on performance data to ensure learning for all students.

 

Student Learning Outcome 5 (Professional Dispositions):
Graduates of the BSED in Special Education will demonstrate the professional dispositions that are expected of educator, which will include:
a) Collaboration with peers, parents, and other school personnel,
b) Professional behaviors and expectations,
c) The belief that ALL students can learn,
d) Communicating respect for and development of a rapport with all students,
e) Developing a culturally responsive learning environment,
f) Following laws related to the rights and responsibilities of all students,
g) Adhering to national, state, and local Code of Ethics.

Last updated: 5/2/2017

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