Professional Training Goals
To realize the mission, successful candidates in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction are required to achieve several outcomes. These outcomes are categorized into five major categories:
- Diversity and African American Cultural Competence,
- Human Development,
- Content Expertise, and
- Professional Dispositions.
P.1 Classroom Management
Demonstrate effective classroom management practices to support optimal student learning.
P.2 Instructional Technology
Demonstrate effective instructional technology use to support optimal student learning.
Diversity and African American Cultural Competence
D.1 Differentiated Instruction
Demonstrate the ability to address the needs of diverse learners by implementing evidence-based, differentiated instruction.
D.2 Culturally Affirming Orientations
Demonstrate culturally affirming orientations, expectations, and practices that support urban learners.
D.3 Talent Development Model
Demonstrate the ability to identify student, family, and community strengths and employ asset-focused approaches to instruction.
HD.1 Human Development
Demonstrate the role of human development in determining and meeting the needs of all students.
C.1 Subject Matter Expertise
Demonstrate standards-based, subject matter expertise.
Demonstrate dispositions that promote the highest standards of teaching and challenge inaccurate assumptions about teachers, teaching, and the organizational contexts of education.
PD.2 Professional Identity
Demonstrate evidence of a professional identity that challenges the status quo and reflects a sense of advocacy with regard to the education of African American students.