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Program Learning Outcomes

The unit learning outcomes of the Department of Education are:


1.1    to ensure the curricula in education programs adhere to all National Council for the  Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), the State Board of Education (SBE), the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI),  institutional (SU), and departmental (DOE) standards and requirements;


2.1    to use assessments (related to content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, professional and pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional dispositions, and student learning) to document that candidates meet professional, state, and institutional standards;


3.1    to collect, analyze, and evaluate data using the Blackboard Course Management System for the assessment system, unit evaluation, and planning for program improvement;


4.1    to collaborate with school partners to design, implement, and evaluate field experiences and clinical practice to ensure that candidates can development and demonstrate their understanding of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to help all students learn;


5.1    to design, implement, and evaluate curriculum and experiences to ensure that candidates work with diverse faculty, candidates, and students in B-K and P-12 schools;


6.1.1 to continue to require faculty to use multiple assessment instruments, including the assessment of their own effectiveness as related to candidate performance, to model best professional practices in teaching, scholarship, and teaching; to collaborate with colleagues in the disciplines and schools, and to facilitate professional development;


7.1.1 to ensure the Teacher Education Council (TEC) as a partnership between the university and the professional community in the design, implementation and evaluation of all   

    teacher education programs; and


7.2    to confirm that the budget for the unit meets or exceeds the needs for the unit and all programs served.