MAT - Secondary Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics Program Outcomes
Consistent with the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework, the MAT at Stevenson University prepares competent, caring, and highly qualified educators who will be able to:
- Demonstrate competency in the liberal arts, math and science;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the implications of technology on the individual and society and use technology in teaching to enable students to become successful learners;
- Demonstrate ability to effectively teach curriculum content so that all students achieve success;
- Engage in classroom inquiry and reflection on practice; and
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of communities and cultures in order to effectively interact with diverse groups of people.
Candidates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills/performance and dispositions related to the practice of teaching and will be able to guide students in the learning process.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of the content they plan to teach.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge and skills in effective teaching strategies that make the discipline comprehensible to secondary students.
Candidates will demonstrate ability to apply their knowledge appropriately in their education role by creating and maintaining safe, supportive, fair, and effective learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities, students who are limited English proficient, students who are gifted and talented, and students with low literacy levels. Candidates will be proficient in the following areas:
- individual and group motivation for a disciplined learning environment and engagement in learning;
- assessment and analysis of student learning, making appropriate adjustments in instruction, and monitoring student progress to assure meaningful learning experiences for all students; and
- use of a variety of instructional strategies, materials, and applications of technology to encourage students’ development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
Candidates will demonstrate knowledge of professional practices in their field and readiness to apply them and their proficiency in the following areas:
- engagement in professional experiences, and reflection on them, to enhance each candidate’s professional growth, including a knowledge of professional organizations in the discipline;
- understanding and ability to demonstrate a commitment to equitable and ethical treatment of all students and colleagues;
- knowledge of the collaborative roles of other school professionals and readiness to work with colleagues, families, and community agencies; and
- ability to identify opportunities for collaborative and leadership roles as members of teams.