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Learning Outcomes

​​Students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of diverse developmental characteristics and abilities to implement best practices in educating young children in various settings, e.g.: child-care, preschool, and primary grades.
  • Use pedagogical knowledge of developmentally appropriate content areas to create meaningful learning experiences for each child based on best practices.
  • Design lessons and differentiating instructions based on their knowledge of content areas and their knowledge of children’s diverse developmental level, special needs characteristics (e.g.; children with disabilities), and diverse cultural and linguistic characteristics (e.g.; English Learners).
  • Structure and manage safe and healthy learning environments, which are culturally and linguistically responsive; facilitate emotional well-being and positive relationships among children and between children and professionals; and facilitate children’s active engagement, academic risk taking, and self-motivation. 
  • Plan and implement developmentally appropriate curricula, and differentiate /modify instruction according to the child’s developmental and learning characteristics through use of a wide variety of learning materials and technologies. 
  • Competently address children’s reading, writing, and oral communication needs to facilitate learning in all content areas. 
  • Implement various forms of assessment (summative and formative) to determine children’s developmental, behavioral, and learning needs; monitor and measure children’s developmental, behavioral and learning progress; and evaluate child outcome. 
  • Collaborate with families of young children from diverse backgrounds; form and maintaining positive relationships with and among children, and work as team members with other professionals. 
  • Exhibit professional conduct, including providing leadership, and advocate for children and families