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Special Education (Mild/Moderate) Credential

Mission Statement

The mission of the School of Education is "to equip Christian educators to impact public, private, mission, and homeschools through biblically centered education, scholarship, and service." The vision of the School of Education is "to equip a generation of influential educators, who are focused on God's calling, devoting their strengths, gifts, and scholarship, to meet the needs of diverse students and to advance the Kingdom of God."

Program Learning Outcomes

1.Identify and articulate God’s calling as Christian educators by reflecting on their spiritual journey and their educational preparation in a biblically integrated essay; and demonstrate Christian attitudes and actions conducive to professional excellence and witness by maintaining high professional disposition marks in coursework and fieldwork.
2.Examine and analyze their students’ cognitive, social, and physical growth through the gathering of student profile data, monitoring their progress, and providing constructive feedback to maximize students’ optimum development. ULO-1
3.Demonstrate respect for diversity in cross-cultural and special population educational settings in order to promote equity and justice as exhibited in differentiated learning plans, response to profile data, and high marks in professional dispositions throughout coursework and fieldwork experiences.
4.Design and implement appropriate adaptations to ensure the attainment of a productive learning environment for each student enrolled in candidates’ classes by focused evaluation and reflection of each student’s strengths and needs. Candidates will also utilize developmental and learning theories, as a foundation for professional decision-making and reflection by identifying student learning needs and making appropriate adaptations to ensure student learning.
5.Design and implement developmentally appropriate lessons, by using the California state-adopted academic content and Common Core standards as a foundation for lessons that integrate aspects of God’s natural revelation.
6.Design and implement appropriate and effective learning strategies by designing grade and subject-specific lesson and unit plans.
7.Design and practice strategies that foster a safe and equitable learning environment that encourages students to take intellectual risks by demonstrating their knowledge of a comprehensive classroom management plan.

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

No Curriculum Map is currently available for this program.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

No Assessment Plan is currently available for this program.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

No Assessment Schedule is currently available for this program.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.

The Executive Summary is currently unavailable for this program.