Third-Year Certificate of Achievement in Teacher Preparation-Elementary

Program Student Learning Outcomes Assessment
(AY 2012-2013)

Program Student Learning Outcomes(PSLOS)

At the completion of Teacher Preparation-Elementary(3rd Year) Certificate the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehension and application of the FSM elementary school curriculum standards.
  2. Apply a variety of teaching approaches to meet learning needs of FSM elementary school students.
  3. Assess and evaluate learning of the elementary student at both the formative and summative levels.
  4. Organize and manage an elementary classroom environment for learning.
  5. Demonstrate comprehension and application of learning theories and principles, human development, language development, educational foundations, socio cultural issues, technology and strategies for teaching students with special needs.
  6. Demonstrate professionalism.
  • I=Introduced
  • D=Demonstrated
  • M=Mastery at a level appropriate for graduation
  • PSLO Assessment Report Summary

    What we looked at:

    For PSLO#1, lesson plans produced by the students in the ED392 Practicum course were reviewed using a rubric to determine comprehension and application of the FSM elementary school curriculum standards.

    For PSLO#2, the lesson delivery of students in the ED392 Practicum course at one of the elementary schools was rated using an observation instrument.

    For PSLO #3, the assessment component of the lesson plans produced by student in the ED392 Practicum course were reviewed using a rubric.

    PSLO #4, the classroom management skills of the ED392 Practicum students during lesson delivery were reviewed using an observation instrument.

    PSLO #5 was measured by the performance on the FSM Teacher Competency Examination (test of pedagogical knowledge including comprehension and application of learning theories and principles, human development, language development, educational foundations, sociocultural issues, technology, and strategies for teaching students with special needs).

    PSLO #6 was evaluated through use of a professionalism rubric completed by each 300-level course instructor at midterm and final for each student.

    What we found:

    • PSLO #1: All students achieved 71% or higher on the rubric.
    • PSLO #2: All students achieved 70% or higher on the lesson delivery rubric
    • PSLO #3: All 12 students achieved 70% or higher on the lesson plan rubric.
    • PSLO #4: All 12 students achieved 70% or higher on the lesson delivery rubric.
    • PSLO #5: 11 out of 14 students passed Teacher Certification Exam (FSM Certification).
    • PSLO#6: Of the ten courses offered in spring 2013, professionalism scores ranged from 52% to 84%.

    What we are planning to work on:

    • Target for school year 2013-2014 is 75% or higher on the lesson plan rubric. To achieve this target, it is recommended that the current course outline to link our assessment goals and strategies together with the course SLOs, rubrics and assessment instruments used in the course and review the time allocated to lab and lecture hours. - elevate the course to a level appropriate as a capstone.
    • Division staff teaching 300 level courses will meet beginning fall 2013 semester to review the test item analysis to determine those items missed by the most students to ensure that this content is adequately stressed in their respective courses.
    • (TCE) Increase the number of study sessions prior to any administration of the test. Study sessions should focus on areas of weakness identified in the previous testing.
    • Faculty teaching 300 level courses will review results and instrument and determine strategies to improve weaknesses.

    Recommendations for students:

    Students planning to enroll in Teacher Preparation-Elementary (3rd Year) program must fulfill the admission requirements for the program. A student will be admitted with full status if he/she possesses an associate degree in Pre-Teacher Preparation program, has earned a CumGPA of 2.75 or above, and has a score of at least 20 on the entrance essay with no individual score below a three (3).

    Third-year students should plan to take ED 301a, ED 301b, ED 303, and ED 330 in the first semester of the program as these courses are prerequisite for ED 305 and ED 338. Also, it is recommended that students take ED/PY 300 during the first semester, if possible, as it is a foundation course for the other courses in the program.

    Students in the two-year Pre-teacher Preparation program should try to learn as much as they can in ED/PY 201 to help them succeed in ED/PY 300.


    Program Data Sheet Spring 2014
    Program Data Sheet Spring 2013

    Program Review Fall 2012-Spring 2014

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