Student learning outcomes: History, Social Studies Education (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

Students will gain the necessary skills and experience to teach history in secondary schools.

  • Students will complete student teaching successfully.

Students will learn to conduct research using historical approaches and methods.

  • Students will identify and use primary resources to conduct historical research.
  • Students will identify and use secondary resources to conduct historical research.

Students will learn to think using historical approaches and methods.

  • Students will formulate well-constructed and well-stated theses for historical research papers.
  • Students will identify and use primary resources to conduct historical research.
  • Students will identify and use secondary resources to conduct historical research.

Students will learn to write using historical approaches and methods.

  • Students will compose well-organized and well-written narrative for historical research papers.
  • Students will formulate well-constructed and well-stated theses for historical research papers.
  • Students will learn to correctly cite sources using Chicago citation style.


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