College of Education Student Learning Outcomes

Undergraduate Programs

Early Childhood Education, Birth-Grade 3 (BSEd)

  • Candidates will be able to apply the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards to the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Candidates will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to the field of Early Childhood Education.
  • Candidates will build family and community relationships to promote positive development and learning.
  • Candidates will describe the role of observing, documenting and assessing children’s learning and development to guide instructional practice.
  • Candidates will describe the use of developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families, including appropriate teaching/learning approaches.
  • Candidates will describe how to use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum.

Elementary Education, Grades 1-6 (BSEd)

  • Candidates will be able to apply the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards to the field of Elementary Education.
  • Candidates will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to the field of Elementary Education.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate proficiency in working with students of all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, and other diversities in Elementary Education.
  • Candidates will be able to apply their content knowledge in elementary education to create student growth and learning in a meaningful and engaging manner.
  • Candidates will use formative and summative assessment strategies to evaluate student learning.

Middle School Education – MID, Grades 5-9 (BSEd)

  • MID candidates will describe the major concepts and principles related to young adolescent development.
  • MID candidates will describe the major concepts and principles underlying foundations of middle level education.
  • MID candidates will describe the major concepts and principles of middle level curriculum and assessment.
  • MID candidates will describe the central concepts, tools of inquiry, standards, and structures of content in their teaching fields.
  • MID candidates will describe the major concepts and principles relating to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for middle level students.

Special Education/Cross Categorical, Grades K-12 (BSEd)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the SPE Cross Categorical Content Exam.
  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing student teaching and receiving a satisfactory score on the Missouri PreService Teacher Assessment.
  • Students will demonstrate skills in individualized assessment, instructional planning, and data-based decision-making through satisfactory completion of all checkpoints prior to student teaching.

Graduate Programs

Counseling (MS)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the School Counseling Content Exam.

  • Students will be able to apply the Council for Accreditation in Counseling and Related Educational Professions (CACREP) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based practicum and internships based on CACREP and CAEP criteria.

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of counseling competency through successful completion of the national counselor educator comprehensive examination.

Early Childhood and Family Development (MS)

  • Candidates will describe the characteristics and influences on an individual’s development to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging.
  • Candidates will describe the process to build effective family and community relationships.
  • Candidates will describe effective ways to build program development to include but not limited to effective assessment strategies, goals, observations, partnerships, and individual development.
  • Candidates will advance cultural competence to enhance interactions with individuals across settings with an ultimate goal of working toward anti-bias practices on a global level.  They will view diversity in its broadest context such as family structure, socioeconomic status, individual abilities, gender, and sexual orientation.
  • Candidates will demonstrate professionalism in their field of study by describing their content knowledge of their academic disciplines and provide ethical leadership to collaborate with colleagues to create, implement, and evaluate their effective interactions with the community.

Educational Administration (MSEd)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the EAD Building-Level Administrator Content Exam.
  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based internship and receiving a satisfactory score on their capstone research project.

Educational Technology (MSEd)

  • Graduates will plan, develop, communicate, implement, and evaluate technology-infused strategic plans.
  • Graduates will use technology effectively to assess learning, differentiate instruction, and provide rigorous, relevant, and engaging learning experiences.
  • Graduates will maintain and manage a variety of digital tools and resources for use in technology-rich learning environment.
  • Graduates will design, develop, and implement technology-rich learning program that model principles of learning and promote digital age best practices in teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Graduates will demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in content pedagogical and technological areas.

Elementary Education (MSEd)

  • Candidates will have effective working relationships with students, parents, school colleagues and community members.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate distinguished abilities in working with students of all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, and other diversities in Elementary Education at the graduate level.
  • Candidates will describe effective ways to build program development to include but not limited to effective assessment strategies, goals, observations, partnerships, and individual development.
  • Candidates will describe and apply concepts and principles of elementary education curriculum and assessment.

Literacy, K-12 (MSEd)

  • Candidates will be able to apply the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards to the field of Literacy.
  • Candidates will be able to apply the International Reading Association (IRA), Standards for Literacy Professionals (2010), to all aspects of their instructional practices.
  • Candidates will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to the field of Literacy.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate professional knowledge, dispositions, and skills in literacy pedagogy.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate high proficiency in working with students of all ethnicities, racial backgrounds, and other diversities for those who struggle in literacy development.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate high proficiency in using technology during instruction, as needed, to support student learning.
  • Candidates will be able to demonstrate professional communication skills with students, colleagues, and families of students.

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

  • MAT candidates will describe the major concepts and principles of adolescent development.
  • MAT candidates will describe the major concepts and principles underlying the foundations of secondary education.
  • MAT candidates will describe the major concepts and principles of secondary curriculum and assessment.
  • MAT candidates will describe the central concepts, tools of inquiry, standards, and structures of content in their teaching field.
  • MAT candidates will describe the major concepts and practices relating to developmentally appropriate instructional strategies for secondary students.

Special Education Alternative Certification Track – SEACT (MSEd)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the SPE Cross Categorical Content Exam.

  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based practicum or student teaching and receiving a satisfactory score on the Missouri PreService Teacher Assessment.

  • Students will demonstrate skills in individualized assessment, instructional planning, and data-based decision-making through satisfactory completion of field-based practicum or student teaching.

  • Students will demonstrate competence in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) through completion of a field-based, research project involving the application of ABA procedures to a behavior intervention in the classroom with students identified with mild/moderate disabilities.

Special Education – Autism (MSEd)

  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based practicum in a program for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
  • Students will demonstrate skills in individualized assessment, instructional planning, and data-based decision-making through satisfactory completion of ASD practicum/internship.
  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards related to ASD by successful completion of a comprehensive examination designed to address these elements.
  • Students will demonstrate competence on Applied Behavior Analysis through completion of a field-based, research project involving the application of ABA procedures to a behavior intervention in the classroom with students identified with ASD.

Special Education – Blindness/Low Vision (MSEd)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the SPE Blindness/Low Vision Content Exam.

  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based practicum in a program for Blindness/Low Vision students.

  • Students will demonstrate skills in individualized assessment, instructional planning, and data-based decision-making through satisfactory completion of BLV practicum/student teaching.

Special Education – Orientation & Mobility (MSEd)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) standards by successful completion of a comprehensive examination designed to address these elements.
  • Students will apply Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based internship under the supervision of a Cooperating COMS serving persons with blindness/low vision in orientation and mobility.

Student Affairs in Higher Education (MS)

  • Students will demonstrate competence in skills related to Student Affairs in Higher Education measured through successful completion of a portfolio that exhibits their accomplishments outlined in accordance with the Council for Advancement of Academic Standards in Higher Education (CAS) and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Professional Preparation Commission Standards, and the ACPA/NASPA Competencies.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Autism Spectrum Disorders (Certificate)

  • Students will demonstrate skills in individualized assessment, instructional planning, and data-based decision-making in their field of study through satisfactory completion of a field-based practicum or internship.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in Applied Behavior Analysis through completion of a field-based, research project involving the application of ABA procedures to a behavior intervention in the classroom with students identified with ASD.

Orientation & Mobility (Certificate)

  • Students will demonstrate skills in orientation & mobility [based on Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP) standards], instructional planning, and on-site individualized decision-making in O&M for persons with blindness/low vision through satisfactory completion of a field-based internship supervised by an approved Cooperating COMS.

Advanced Degree Programs

Educational Administration (EdS)

  • Students will demonstrate competence on the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) content standards by earning a satisfactory score on the EAD District-Level Administrator Content Exam.
  • Students will be able to apply the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards to their field of study as demonstrated by successfully completing field-based internship and receiving a satisfactory score on their capstone research project.

Educational Leadership, Cooperative Doctorate with University of Missouri (EdD)

  • Students will demonstrate knowledge of leadership and the use of research to answer field-based questions through successful completion.