Special Education, B.S.Ed. Student Learning Outcomes

College Education
Major Special Education
Degree B.S. Ed.
Date Revised Spring 2022

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

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates will apply learning theories, concepts, and special education high leverage practices (HLPs) to effectively design and implement academic interventions for students with disabilities.
  2. Candidates will apply behavioral principles to plan effective behavioral interventions for students with disabilities.
  3. Candidates will apply assessment principles to design, select, and interpret data from informal and formal assessments.
  4. Candidates will demonstrate accurate use of high and low assistive technologies to support learning for students with disabilities.
  5. Candidates will apply knowledge of special education foundations, history, research, concepts, and principles to identify effective practices in teaching individuals with disabilities.
  6. Candidates will recognize and demonstrate satisfactory professional teacher dispositions throughout their clinicals and in their NIU classrooms. 

Methods of Assessment

  • Lesson plans (1,3,5)
  • Behavior change project assignment (2,3)
  • Assessment project (3)
  • Assistive technology check outs and reflection papers (4)
  • State special education licensure test (5)
  • Cooperating teacher and university supervisor disposition rating scale (6)
  • Candidate self-assessment disposition rating scale (6)
  • Faculty assessment of candidate dispositions (6)
  • Student teaching final evaluation (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • edTPA practice assignment (1,3,5)
  • edTPA (1,3, 5)
  • Co-teaching lesson plan (1,3,5) 

Last Updated

AAE updated January 2023

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