Program Learning Outcomes

Department of Teacher Education

Multiple Subject (MSCP) and Single Subject (SSCP)

Program Learning Goals

& MA in Education (Curriculum and Instruction)*

Mapped to the University Learning Goals

 

PLO

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

ULG

University Learning Goals (ULGs)

1

Understand foundational and theoretical literature related to education in a specific content area (e.g., literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, etc.).

 

(Foundations)

1

Specialized Knowledge

 

Depth of knowledge required for a degree, as identified by program learning outcomes

2

Understand how to critically examine and evaluate methods of instruction including those used with struggling K- 12 learners and non-native speakers of English.

 

(Pedagogy)

3

Intellectual Skills

 

(a)  Fluency in the use of specific theories, tools, technology, and graphical representation

3

Use on-going assessment data to teach students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

 

(Assessment)

4

Applied Knowledge

 

(b)   Ability to apply knowledge and skills to new settings or in addressing complex problems

 

(c)   Ability to work productively and in groups

4

Discuss and critique different perspectives of curriculum and explore how these perspectives relate to K-12 classrooms and schooling.

 

(Curriculum)

4

Applied Knowledge

 

(a) Ability to integrate theory, practice, and problem-solving to address practical issues

5

Discuss and identify the important aspects of history, language, and culture undergirding assumptions, values, and beliefs of competing perspectives in education.

 

(Context)

5

Social and Global Responsibilities

 

(a)   Ability to act intentionally and ethically to address a global or local problem in an informed manner with a multicultural and historical perspective and a clear understanding of societal and civic responsibilities

 

(b)   Diverse and global perspectives through engagement with the multidimensional SJSU community

6

Review and critique theoretical and research literature in one’s field of interest.

 

(Analysis of Readings/Lit. Review*)

3

Intellectual Skills

 

(c) Skills and abilities necessary for life- long learning: critical and creative thinking, effective communication, conscientious information gathering and processing, mastery of quantitative methodologies, and the ability to engage effectively in collaborative activities

7

Design and implement a study to address a question in one’s field of interest that supports a defensible conclusion and considers relevant implications.

 

(Inquiry Cycles/Research Study*)

2

Broad Integrative Knowledge

 

(a)   Mastery of each step of an investigative, creative, or practical project

 

(b)    Understanding of the implications of results or findings from a particular work in societal context

 

 *Specific to MA Project