Secondary Teacher Preparation - Social Studies (BS) Program
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Program Mission & Outcomes
Baker College Teacher Preparation Mission and Program Outcomes
The mission of the Baker College Teacher Preparation Program is to support emerging teachers in developing their professional identities as they integrate knowledge, practice, and reflection.
The program outcomes below are based on the program’s conceptual framework and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) Standards.
The candidate will:
- Understand how learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually within and across the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional and physical areas, and designs and implements developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. (Knowledge)
- Use understanding of individual differences and diverse cultures and communities to ensure inclusive learning environments that enable each learner to meet high standards. (Practice)
- Work with others to create environments that support individual and collaborative learning, and that encourage positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation. (Practice)
- Understand the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he/she teaches and creates learning experiences that make these aspects of the discipline accessible and meaningful for learners to assure mastery of the content (Knowledge)
- Understand how to connect concepts and use differing perspectives to engage learners in critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative problem solving related to authentic local and global issues. (Knowledge)
- Understand and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher and learner’s decision-making. (Knowledge, Practice)
- Plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of content areas, curriculum, cross-disciplinary skills, and pedagogy, as well as knowledge of learners and the community context. (Practice)
- Understand and use a variety of instructional strategies to encourage learners to develop deep understanding of content areas and their connections, and to build skills to apply knowledge in meaningful ways (Knowledge, Practice)
- Engage in ongoing professional learning and uses evidence to continually evaluate his/her practice, particularly the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (learners, families, other professionals, and the community), and adapt practice to meet the needs of each learner. (Reflection)
- Seek appropriate leadership roles and opportunities to take responsibility for student learning, to collaborate with learners, families, colleagues, other school professionals, and community members to ensure learner growth, and to advance the profession. (Reflection)
- Model and apply technology standards to design, implement and assess learning experiences to engage students and improve learning; and enrich professional practice. (Practice)
Course Student Learning Outcomes
Suggested Academic Plan
Background Check Requirements
Yes, Background Check required. Visit the Background Checks page for more information.
Additional Program Information
Clinical / Work Experience Information
Teacher Preparation students should meet with their campus program director to review fieldwork requirements and complete the student teaching application.
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