Early Childhood Education, M.S.Ed. Student Learning Outcomes

College Education
Major Early Childhood Education
Degree M.S.Ed.
Date Revised September 20, 2022

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply their understanding of young children’s characteristics and needs, and of multiple interacting influences on children’s development and learning, to create environment that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all children
  2. Recognize and implement ways to create respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and to involve all families in their child’s development and learning
  3. Observe, document, and use other effective assessment strategies in a responsible way, in partnership with families and other professionals, to support children’s development and learning
  4. Integrate their understanding of and relationships with children and families; their understanding of developmentally effective approaches to teaching and learning; and their knowledge of academic disciplines, to design, implement, and evaluate experiences that promote positive development and learning for all students
  5. Conduct themselves as members of the early childhood profession
  6. Interpret, examine, and use research in child development, family studies, and early childhood education

Methods of Assessment

  • Student teaching evaluation (1,2,4,5)
  • ISBE ECS state examination (2,4)
  • Math/Science investigation (3)
  • edTPA (1,3)
  • Unit plan (1,3,4)
  • Masters project (6)
  • Curricular model evaluation (6)
  • Dispositions evaluation (5)
  • Cultural case study (2, 5, 6)

Last Updated

AAE updated June 2023

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