Student Learning Outcomes for Teacher Education

All CMU graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency in critical thinking, communication fluency, quantitative fluency, and specialized knowledge/applied learning. In addition to these campus-wide student learning outcomes, graduates of Teacher Education will be able to:

Undergraduate Level:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of major area’s content knowledge and pedagogical strategies through fieldwork with learners in professional settings. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  2. Design and establish a safe, inclusive, and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students. (Specialized Knowledge/Applied Learning)
  3. Plan and deliver effective instruction to students, based on research-based pedagogical practices. (Communication Literacy/Information Literacy)
  4. Collect and analyze student assessment data and use results to inform planning and instruction. (Quantitative Fluency)
  5. Demonstrate professionalism through ethical conduct, reflection, and leadership. (Personal and Social Responsibility)

Graduate Level:

  1. Create and deliver oral and written communication based on sound educational theory and research in guiding the instruction of diverse students and/or for public education leadership. (Communication Fluency)
  2. Evaluate and formulate education plans based on research and knowledge of legal requirements outlined in federal legislation, current issues, and/or public education stakeholders. (Critical Thinking and Specialized Knowledge)
  3. Synthesize, evaluate, and refine information from an information base of scholarly resources.  (Information Literacy)
  4. Evaluate and articulate responses to moral, ethical, legal, and professional challenges from the perspective of an educational leader, and/or advocate for learners who are exceptional. (Ethical Reasoning)
  5. Employ statistically valid processes to analyze assessment data to evaluate student learning with respect to district, state, and federal goals. (Quantitative Fluency)
  6. Work individually and collaboratively on research‐based change and innovation in Education. (Specialized Knowledge and Applied Learning)