At the conclusion of their studies students in the Teacher Education program will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:
1. Subject matter knowledge and pedagogical knowledge.
2. The ability to teach all students in an effective and caring manner.
3. Positive values and ethical practice.
4. Reflective practice and willingness to seek opportunities for professional growth.
1. Students are evaluated by cooperating teachers using evaluation instruments at mid and end of semester during each field experience.
2. Students are formally observed by field supervisor during each field experience in the junior and senior year. An evaluation instrument is completed by the field supervisor once during each practicum experience and twice during student teaching experience.
3. An employer survey is completed eighteen months after program completion that asks employers to asses each of these learning outcomes. Additionally, the students complete a portfolio as a capstone assignment for the student teaching experience. Each of the four portfolio sections is aligned to one of the department claims and is assessed using a standard rubric. Students who satisfactorily complete the four-year program are eligible for College recommendation for New York State Initial Certification.
This certification enables students to qualify for teaching positions in New York State. Students who satisfactorily complete the five-year program are eligible for College recommendation for New York State Initial Certification. In addition, they fulfill academic coursework requirements for New York State Professional Certification. Students who complete the four and five year programs are also eligible for certification in other states according to the reciprocity agreements and requirements of the state.