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Student Learning Goals

Goals for the Elementary Education initial certification programs are for candidates to develop proficiency with:

a. all Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards for Elementary Education, and

b. the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) standards including the Professional Standards for Michigan Teachers (PSMT) and the Certification Standards for Elementary Teachers (CSET).

Goals for the Elementary Education advanced study programs are for candidates to develop proficiency with all PSMT standards.

These standards (ACEI, PSMT, and CSET) address five main areas:

a. content knowledge

b. curriculum

c. instruction

d. assessment

e. professionalism

and are aligned with components of the conceptual framework: Teacher as Decision-Maker. Generally, candidates should develop the ability of interactive and introspective decision-making based on three contexts: body of knowledge, holistic/student-centered, and social setting. Based on these components of the framework, developed and reviewed regularly by faculty in the College of Education Teacher Education programs, graduates of the Elementary Education programs should have the knowledge and skills to develop into caring and competent classroom teachers who are reflective and student-centered.

 

Accrediting/Certifying Body: Michigan Department of Education

Professional Organizations/Standards that informed development of learning outcomes: Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) standards for Elementary Education