Special 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

1. Special education teacher candidates facilitate learning for students with disabilities.

  • 1.1 Special Education teacher candidates will demonstrate knowledge of content in math, science, reading, and social studies by passing Praxis 0511: Content Knowledge and passing courses in general education core curriculum.
  • 1.2 Special Education teacher candidates will plan lesson/instructional lessons incorporating researched based teaching techniques and methods as evidenced by a passing grade on the rubric for the Instructional Design Project.
  • 1.3 Teacher candidates will demonstrate breadth of knowledge in special education as evidenced in required tests for licensure and performance in field placements.

2. Special education teacher candidates will provide evidence of knowledge of special education literature and research based instructional methods.

  • 2.1 Special education teacher candidates will demonstrate evidence of knowledge of special education history, theories, and characteristics through course grades, national tests, and graduation rate.
  • 2.2 Special education teacher candidates will demonstrate in depth knowldege of an issue in special education by writing and presenting a paper to colleagues and faculty.