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Early Childhood & Elementary Education Program Learning Outcomes


  1. Promote child development and learning
  2. 1a: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of children's characteristics and needs.
    1b: Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the multiple interacting influences on children's development and learning.
    1c: Students will be able to use developmental knowledge to create learning environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for each child.
  3. Build family and community relationships
    2a: Students will know about, understand, and value the importance and complex characteristics of children's families and communities.
    2b: Students will be able to support and engage families and communities through respectful, reciprocal relationships.
    2c: Students will be able to involve families and communities in their children's development and learning.
  4. Observe, document, and assess
    3a: Students will understand the goals, benefits, and uses of assessment.
    3b: Students will know about and use observations, documentation, and other appropriate assessment tools and approaches.
    3c: Students will understand and practice responsible assessment to promote positive outcomes for each child.
    3d: Students will know about assessment partnerships with families and with professional colleagues.
  5. Use developmentally effective approaches to connect with children and families
    4a: Students will understand positive relationships and supportive interactions as the foundation of their work with children.
    4b: Students will know and understand effective strategies and tools for early childhood and/or elementary education.
    4c: Students will use a broad repertoire of developmentally appropriate teaching/learning approaches.
    4d: Students will reflect on their own practice to promote positive outcomes for each child.
  6. Use content knowledge to build meaningful curriculum
    5a: Students will understand content knowledge and resources in academic disciplines.
    5b: Students will know and use the central concepts, inquiry tools, and structures of content areas or academic disciplines.
    5c: Students will use their own knowledge, appropriate early childhood or elementary learning standards, and other resources to design, implement, and evaluate meaningful, challenging curricula for every child.
  7. Demonstrate professionalism
    6a: Students will identify and involve themselves with the early childhood and/or elementary education field.
    6b: Students will know about and uphold ethical guidelines and other professional guidelines.
    6c: Students will engage in continuous, collaborative learning to inform practice.
    6d: Students will integrate knowledgeable, reflective, and critical perspectives on education.
    6e: Students will engage in informed advocacy for children and the profession.