Goals for Student Learning
In keeping with the purpose, The Teachers College directs its energy toward student achievement of the goals listed below.
Students will possess the following:
- A philosophical foundation that underlies intended professional practice and the ability to identify other compatible and opposing philosophies.
- A high level of professional competence through the attainment of knowledge, skills, and attitudes requisite to their chosen specialty.
- An ability to use models of professional performance that reflect current theory, research, and practice.
- An ability to integrate professional knowledge with essential components of the general education program.
- An ability to integrate selected professional knowledge with critical concepts from the supporting professional disciplines.
- An ability to integrate professional knowledge with other specialty studies.
- An ability to implement non-sexist techniques for meeting the needs of diverse cultural, ethnic, racial, and exceptional populations.
- An ability to use appropriate technology in their chosen specialty areas.
- An ability to utilize personal characteristics and professional techniques through creative planning for furthering existing and envisioned practices in constituent institutions.
- An ability to analyze concepts and clinical practices, to experiment, and to study, evaluate and/or initiate innovative practices.
- An ability to identify career goals that are compatible with personal interests, capabilities, and aspirations.
- A commitment to ethical professional standards.
- An ability to adapt to changing circumstances and take the lead in being change agents.
Students who possess the above-mentioned abilities will be effective practitioners, critical thinkers, and creative planners