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Secondary Education Learning Outcomes

The Learner and Learning

Standard #1: Learner Development

Demonstrates an understanding of human growth and development and of how students learn.

Standard #2: Learning Differences

Demonstrates an understanding of how students differ in their approaches to learning; creates instructional opportunities that are equitable and adaptable to diverse learners.

Standard #3: Learning Environments

Uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior; creates a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation; maintains effective classroom management; and is prepared to address behaviors related to substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.

Knowledge of Content

Standard #4: Content Knowledge

Understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches.

Standard #5: Application of Content

Understands how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to create learning experiences that make the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners.

Instructional Practice

Standard #6: Assessment

Understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate the continuous intellectual, social, and physical development of the student, and effectively uses both formative and summative assessment, including student achievement data, to determine appropriate instruction.

Standard #7: Planning for Instruction

  • Plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, curriculum goals and state curriculum models.
  • Designs developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences that meet the multiple learning needs of students.

Standard #8: Instructional Strategies

Understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies, including technology, to ensure mastery of content and engage learners in critical in critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving and performance skills.

Standard #9: Communication

Uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques, and other forms of symbolic representation, to foster active inquiry and collaboration and to support interaction in the classroom.

Educational Innovation

Standard #10: Consciousness-Based Education

Understands the principles and practices of Consciousness-Based℠ education, their significance and applications.

Standard #11: Educational Innovation

Understands the projected outcomes of a wide range of initiatives for improving education in one’s classroom, school and district, and evaluates a proposed innovation for its potential impact on student learning and growth.

Professional Responsibility

Standard #12: Foundations

Develops knowledge of social, historical and philosophical foundations of education; demonstrates understanding of educational law and policy, ethics and the administrative context of teaching.

Standard #13: Professional Learning and Reflective Practice

  • Engages in ongoing professional learning and continually evaluates his or her practice, particularly the effects of his or her choices and actions on students, parents and other professionals in the learning community.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of teachers as consumers of research and as researchers in the classroom.

Standard #14: Collaboration

  • Fosters relationships and shows ability to collaborate with parents, school colleagues and organizations in the larger community to support student learning and growth and to advance the profession.
  • Develops knowledge of and dispositions for cooperation with other educators, especially in collaborative/co-teaching as well as in other educational team situations.