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Education and California Teacher Credentials

Graduate Programs

Program Goals and Outcomes

Regardless of the credential or master’s program you embark on, you can be confident that our Education and Teacher Credentialing programs will benefit you and your future students. Mount Saint Mary’s University is proud to be part of a culture of assessment. As part of our Mount family, we will ensure that you achieve the skills necessary to successfully enter the education profession. You will be joining a team that adopted the Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) process early and has an outstanding record of candidate success. You will be guided every step of the way and enjoy personal advisement and attention. In addition to the assessment process we use to support our accreditation with the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC), we also developed goals and outcomes specific to our master’s degree:

GoalOutcome
A Mount St. Mary’s graduate candidate will demonstrate competence in techniques, concepts, and knowledge specific to each area of study.
  1. Multiple Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate knowledge of techniques and concepts specific to their areas of study.

  2. Single Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate knowledge of techniques and concepts specific to their areas of study.

  3. Education Specialists masters candidates will demonstrate knowledge of techniques and concepts specific to their areas of study.

  4. Instructional Leadership masters candidates will demonstrate knowledge of techniques and concepts specific to their areas of study.

  5. Professional Clear/Individually Designed Program masters candidates will demonstrate knowledge of techniques and concepts specific to their areas of study.

A Mount St. Mary’s graduate candidate will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information effectively.
  1. Multiple Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate educational research and professional education literature

  2. Single Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate educational research and professional education literature

  3. Education Specialists masters candidates will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate educational research and professional education literature

  4. Instructional Leadership masters candidates will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate educational research and professional education literature

  5. Professional Clear/Individually Designed Program masters candidates will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate educational research and professional education literature

A Mount St. Mary’s graduate candidate will demonstrate research skills and methods through the ability to gather, document, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information.
  1. Multiple Subjects masters candidates will design and implement sound teacher inquiry activities that demonstrate competent research skills and methods that give evidence of gathering, documenting, investigating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information

  2. Single Subjects masters candidates will design and implement sound teacher inquiry activities that demonstrate competent research skills and methods that give evidence of gathering, documenting, investigating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information

  3. Education Specialists masters candidates will design and implement sound teacher inquiry activities that demonstrate competent research skills and methods that give evidence of gathering, documenting, investigating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information

  4. Instructional Leadership masters candidates will design and implement sound teacher inquiry activities that demonstrate competent research skills and methods that give evidence of gathering, documenting, investigating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information

  5. Professional Clear/Individually Designed Program masters candidates will design and implement sound teacher inquiry activities that demonstrate competent research skills and methods that give evidence of gathering, documenting, investigating, analyzing, interpreting and evaluating information

A Mount St. Mary’s graduate candidate will disseminate and communicate information effectively in verbal and written form.
  1. Multiple Subjects masters candidates will produce scholarly writing and professional presentations in education

  2. Single Subjects masters candidates will produce scholarly writing and professional presentations in education

  3. Education Specialists masters candidates will produce scholarly writing and professional presentations in education

  4. Instructional Leadership masters candidates will produce scholarly writing and professional presentations in educ.

  5. Professional Clear/IDP masters candidates will produce scholarly writing and professional presentations in education

A Mount St. Mary’s graduate candidate will understand individual differences and demonstrate the skills to address the moral and ethical challenges within the profession or field
  1. Outcome 1: Multiple Subjects masters candidates will recognize student differences and make appropriate decisions in order to provide equitable access to learning experiences in education

  2. Outcome 1: Single Subjects masters candidates will recognize student differences and make appropriate decisions in order to provide equitable access to learning experiences in education

  3. Outcome 1: Education Specialists masters candidates will recognize student differences and make appropriate decisions in order to provide equitable access to learning experiences in education

  4. Outcome 1: Instructional Leadership masters candidates will recognize learner differences and make appropriate decisions in order to provide equitable access to learning experiences in education

  5. Outcome 1: Professional Clear/Individually Designed Program masters candidates will recognize student differences and make appropriate decisions in order to provide equitable access to learning experiences in education

  6. Outcome 2: Multiple Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate skills in addressing ethics within teacher inquiry

  7. Outcome 2: Single Subjects masters candidates will demonstrate skills in addressing ethics within teacher inquiry

  8. Outcome 2: Education Specialists masters candidates will demonstrate skills in addressing ethics within teacher inquiry

  9. Outcome 2: Instructional Leadership masters candidates will demonstrate skills in addressing ethics within teacher inquiry

  10. Outcome 2: Professional Clear/Individually Designed Program masters candidates will demonstrate skills in addressing ethics within teacher inquiry