Assessment Plan & Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Plan

Mission: The Liberal Studies Department is committed to preparation of pre-service elementary teachers who are competent in subject matter areas, capable of integrating knowledge across discipline boundaries, culturally sensitive to diverse learners, effective communicators, sound critical thinkers, and skilled in educational technology.

Student Learning Outcomes

Liberal Studies graduates:

  • Make explicit connections between California TK-8 Content Standards and
    subject matter knowledge in Liberal Studies major coursework.

  • Demonstrate understanding of a variety of teaching strategies grounded in
    theory, including (but not limited to) use of technology, cross-discipline connections,
    and other student-centered techniques.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse cultural, linguistics, and learning
    abilities of students.
  • Demonstrate effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in
    a variety of communication contexts.

  • Reflect thoughtfully on and critically examine current education practices and
    systems, through fieldwork experience activities in TK-8 classrooms and course work.

LIBS Curriculum Map.pdf