Elementary Education

Competencies in Elementary Education 

  • Understanding of the importance of multiple perspectives in a multicultural world
  • Ability to use the backward design process in creating learning environments that meet the needs of diverse student populations
  • Commitment to intellectual curiosity and on-going professional development
  • Advocacy of technology as a tool to enhance learning in the classroom
  • Expertise in implementing research-based practices across the curriculum
  • Ability to develop linkages among parents, schools and communities

To accomplish outcomes, our program must:

  • Establish, maintain and strengthen partnership sites that provide rich contexts for learning
  • Aid teacher candidates in understanding their values, biases, beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives and how these impact students and teaching
  • Provide experiences that model "teachers as agents of change"
  • Model effective research-based practices