Graduate Academic Learning Compacts

Year: 2007-2008
College: Education and Human Services
Department: Childhood Ed, Literacy & TESOL
Major: Elementary Education
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Mission Statement:

Our mission is to educate professionals to provide highly effective educational technology leadership, teaching, and service in diverse preK-adult settings.
Student Learning Outcomes:

    
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Students will demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts.



    
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Students will plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology.



    
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Students will use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice.



    
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Students will identify the social, ethical, legal and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK-12 schools and apply those principles in practice.



    
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Students will implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning.



    
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Students will apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies.


Curriculum Map:

Assessment Approaches:

Assessment strategies are linked with the overall College of Education and Human Services' (COEHS) assessment system. COEHS integrates a versatile assessment system linking the performance of its candidates to the unit's conceptual framework, national and state standards, professional organizational standards and directives, and K-12 student learning. Faculty assess candidates' content and professional and pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions through course-based assessments, portfolios, written comprehensive content examination, self report surveys, and field based teacher rating scales conducted by content experts such as public school standards coaches, technology specialists, and principals. Additionally, candidates may choose to align their graduate program with National Board Certification which culminates in the development of an electronic teaching portfolio and completion of rigorous examination. Program faculty will use student assessment data in periodic reviews of program effectiveness to strengthen the program's relevance, to improve its quality in achieving objectives, and document evidence of student learning.