Program Goals & Learning Outcomes

Master of Arts in Teaching

Goucher Programs in Education Outcomes

  1. GPE001: Knowledge - Theory: Apply knowledge of psychological and educational theory, research, and/or philosophy related to the area of specialization or certification.
  2. GPE002: Knowledge - Assessments: Demonstrate understanding and use of the types of assessments appropriate to the area of specialization or certification.
  3. GPE003: Knowledge - Purpose: Identify the purpose of education in society, and be able to analyze why things happen in the educational community and/or in the political community that surrounds education.
  4. GPE004: Knowledge - Diversity: Demonstrate knowledge of concepts related to diversity, and the interaction between concepts related to diversity and the area of specialization or certification.
  5. GPE005: Skills - Theory: Demonstrate the ability to incorporate theory and research into practice related to the area of specialization.
  6. GPE006: Skills - Data: Demonstrate the ability to gather appropriate data and use data in problem analysis and decision-making related to the area of specialization.
  7. GPE007: Skills - Problem Solving: Use problem solving/critical thinking strategies appropriate to the area of specialization.
  8. GPE008: Skills - Reflection: Use reflective practice within the area of specialization.
  9. GPE009: Skills - Communication: Demonstrate effective communication and presentation skills related to the area of specialization.
  10. GPE010: Skills - Technology: Use a variety of technologies appropriate for working in the area of specialization.
  11. GPE011: Dispositions - Service: Demonstrate service to the community.
  12. GPE012: Dispositions - Diversity: Demonstrate positive dispositions toward diversity and equity.
  13. GPE013: Dispositions - Professionalism: Demonstrate professionalism in one’s demeanor, behavior, conduct, decision-making, and interactions with colleagues.

Master of Arts in Teaching Outcomes

  1. MAT001: Maryland Learning Outcomes/Core Learning Goals/IEP: The intern’s long- and short-range plans include the Maryland Learning Outcomes/Core Learning Goals/IEP goals, teacher objectives, and student outcomes.
  2. MAT002: Understanding of the Content: The intern demonstrates an understanding of the content underlying a discipline(s) and accurately plans that content (declarative and procedural knowledge).
  3. MAT003: Understanding of Developmental Nature: The intern plans long- and short-range units/lesson that show an understanding of the developmental nature of students.
  4. MAT004: Understanding of Diversity: The intern’s plans show an understanding of the diverse needs, concerns, abilities, and interests of students.
  5. MAT005: Student Behavior: Student behavior is managed so as to result in the maximum amount of time for students to engage in productive learning experiences.
  6. MAT006: Time Management: Time is managed to allow for maximum time on successful learning experiences.
  7. MAT007: Environment: The intern creates an environment that invites learning.
  8. MAT008: Enthusiasm: In creating a climate that encourages learning, the intern demonstrates an enthusiasm about learning and sensitivity to students.
  9. MAT009: Diverse Teaching Strategies: Diverse teaching strategies are used to help students develop positive attitudes and perceptions (DOL 1).
  10. MAT010: Knowledge Acquisition and Integration (2): Diverse teaching strategies are used to help students acquire and integrate knowledge (DOL 2) as correlated with local system curriculum or an Individual Educational Program.
  11. MAT011: Extend and Refine Knowledge: Diverse teaching strategies are used to help students extend and refine knowledge (DOL 3) as correlated with local system curriculum or an Individual Educational Program.
  12. MAT012: Knowledge Application: Diverse teaching strategies are used to help students use and apply knowledge meaningfully (DOL 4) as correlated with local system curriculum or an Individual Educational Program.
  13. MAT013: Productive Habits: Diverse teaching strategies are used to help students apply productive habits of mind (DOL 5) to learn local system curriculum or the goals and objectives of an Individual Educational Program.
  14. MAT014: Lesson Structure: The structure of lessons is logical and coherent; lessons function as a part of a larger instructional and developmental context.
  15. MAT015: Materials and Technologies: Appropriate materials and technologies are chosen to support student skill levels, needs, backgrounds, and interests. The materials and technologies are organized for efficient use by students and include both print and non-print resources, including computer technology and manipulatives. (At the end of the internship, Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers for Technology competencies are completed.)
  16. MAT016: Variety of Strategies: The effective intern uses a variety of strategies to accommodate and differentiate identified student needs, strengths, cultural attributes, language, and learning styles.
  17. MAT017: Students with Disabilities: The intern demonstrates effective instruction of students with disabilities in academic and social areas. Use of appropriate motivational techniques and instructional strategies/adaptations to meet individual differences is evident.
  18. MAT018: Appropriate Assignments: Assignments are appropriate to the learners, are related to a lesson’s objective, and are a productive use of the learner’s time for the practice of new learning and review of previous learning. Assignments help students transfer previous knowledge to new learning.
  19. MAT019: Art of Questioning: The intern is skilled in the art of questioning. The intern uses different types of questions according to the purpose of instruction. Ongoing emphasis is given to questions that foster students’ higher order thinking skills and extend and refine their knowledge base.
  20. MAT020: Evaluation of Progress: The evaluation of student progress is based on the objectives of instruction. The tools and techniques that the intern uses to evaluate students are appropriate to the student and the teacher objectives of instruction.
  21. MAT021: Further Planning and Teaching: The intern uses the results of assessing student accomplishment of objectives, including student feedback, as a device for further planning and teaching.
  22. MAT022: Informal Assessment: The intern demonstrates competent development and utilization of informal assessment measurements and use of the findings to determine progress and future instruction for students.
  23. MAT023: Special Education Formal Assessment: The intern demonstrates competent administration of formal individual assessment measurements and/or utilization of the findings to aid in diagnosing special needs of students (special education students only).
  24. MAT024: Special Education Assessment Reports: The intern writes assessment reports providing background information, describing a student’s current levels of functioning, and prescribing appropriate educational and behavioral interventions to address the student’s needs (special education students only).
  25. MAT025: Special Education Goal Setting: The intern develops realistic individual goals and objectives based on assessment information to meet the special needs of students (special education students only).
  26. MAT026: Communications with Home: The intern maintains effective communications with the home to promote positive home-school relationships.
  27. MAT027: Collaboration with Others: The intern works collaboratively with his/her mentors and supervisors, as well as other professionals inside and outside the school, to develop effective partnerships.
  28. MAT028: Reflection: The intern demonstrates reflection, as well as effective coping and conflict resolution skills, to deal with professional concerns and problems.
  29. MAT029: Professional Development: The intern accepts and uses feedback in a positive manner to further his/her professional development.
  30. MAT030: Ethical and Honest Behavior: The intern maintains ethical and honest behavior and is sensitive to issues of confidentiality and follows all state and local legal guidelines.

Maryland Technology Standards

  1. MDTECH001: Standard 1, Information Access, Evaluation, Processing and Application: Access, evaluate and process information efficiently and effectively. Apply information accurately and appropriately.
  2. MDTECH002: Standard 2, Communication: Use technology to exchange information and interact electronically effectively and appropriately with others. Use technology effectively and appropriately to communicate information in a variety of formats.
  3. MDTECH003: Standard 3, Legal, Social, and Ethical Issues: Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, social, and ethical issues related to technology.
  4. MDTECH004: Standard 4, Assessment for Administration and Instruction: Use information technologies to analyze problems and develop solutions.
  5. MDTECH005: Standard 5, Integrating Technology into the Curriculum and Instruction: Design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate technology in the delivery of a curriculum-related instructional activity. Design, implement and assess learning experiences that incorporate student use of technology to support inquiry, problem solving, communication, and/or collaboration.
  6. MDTECH006: Standard 6, Assistive Technology: Understand human, equity, and development issues surrounding the use of assistive technology to enhance student learning performance and apply that understanding to practice.
  7. MDTECH007: Standard 7, Professional Growth: Analyze the use of emerging technologies to improve teaching and learning. Develop habits of mind that support continual learning and professional growth in technology.

Updated: February 2018

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