In addition to supporting the college-wide Core Learning Outcomes, the Education & ECE Departments promote program specific objectives or outcomes which describe what elementary and early childhood education students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation from Everett Community College. They identify the knowledge, attitudes and skills that education and ECE students will acquire in the program curriculum, and are partially based on Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC).
Standard One - Subject Matter Knowledge
Students will gain sound knowledge of the central concepts, foundational theories and intellectual frameworks of education and teaching—approaches to guidance and discipline, constructivist learning principles, the role of family and communities—and develop the capability to relate each area of knowledge to another.
Standard Two – Professional and Personal Attitudes
Students will be introduced to a variety of educational philosophies, attitudes and approaches in order to understand issues of professional teaching standards—what it means to be a competent and ethical teacher in a democratic society—and to develop a personal and lifelong commitment to knowledge, to the continuing pursuit of questions, and to a willingness to take risks.
Standard Three - Instructional Strategies and Skills
Students will understand curriculum as a process—including learning goals and objectives, sequences of content, multiple instructional strategies and formal and informal assessment—through classroom observations and the development of instructional lessons that address individual learner needs and styles.
Standard Four - Human Development and Learning
Students will be introduced to a variety of perspectives on human development and learning that support the diverse cognitive, psychological, and social needs of learners; and will understand the role of positive learning environments and effective relationships with learners.