Program Learning Outcomes
Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Arts
Graduates will be able to:
1) Summarize and critique historical and contemporary perspectives regarding cultural diversity by synthesizing core elements with reasonable facility in written work, class presentations, and methodological teaching approaches;
2) Analyze and explain the impact of cultural and cross-cultural variables on communication styles, learning and educational outcomes by designing effective curricular approaches facilitating successful learning for a diverse range of students;
3) Describe and interpret the impact of phonology, syntax and semantics on English Language Learners’ language development and production by completing in-class and field-based study of linguistic practices of varied learners with relative comprehensiveness;
4) Design and conduct theoretically grounded qualitative and quantitative research and assessments as well as report and interpret results by judiciously locating and synthesizing an appropriate range of scholarly literature and implementing a research investigation that sets forth an argument with due consideration for a theoretical framework and research data.
5) Design, implement and assess culturally responsive practices and educational environments to improve learning for all students by comprehensively reviewing recommended resources and structuring a standards-sensitive curricular framework that can be implemented for a diverse range of students;
6) Demonstrate evidence-based ethical decision-making aligned with goals of educational justice by effectively augmenting curricular planning and pragmatics with respect to the diverse needs of student populations.