Education Program

Program Standards

What can you expect to learn at Northwest College?

Our classes prepare you to transfer to a university with many of the skills you will need to become an effective teacher. Here’s a list of the program standards for elementary and secondary education majors.

Early Childhood Specialization Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the early childhood specialization, the student Kindergarten Spr16will be able to ...

  1. analyze and apply knowledge of physical maturation, cognitive and language development, and social-emotional development from pre-birth to approximately 8 years of age, including individual differences and the impact of early experiences. (NAEYC #1);
  2. use systematic observations, documentations, and frequent analysis of effective strategies to articulate rationale for implementation of developmentally appropriate practices in the education of all children.  (NAEYC #3);
  3. plan and implement developmentally appropriate curriculum, instructional strategies, and tools to connect with children and meet the needs of all young learners. (NAEYC #4);
  4. analyze diverse perspectives of the family-parent-child-community-school-systems and various approaches to parent involvement. (NAEYC #2);
  5. successfully complete a student practicum experience with appropriately certified supervisors.  The experiences will be of sufficient length and concentration in order for the student to practice a full range of teacher activities. (NAEYC #5)

Elementary Education Specialization Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the elementary education specialization, the student will be able to ...4th Math Spr16

  1. analyze and apply learning principles, knowledge of individual learner characteristics, and teaching strategies;
  2. effectively apply their understanding of cognitive, effective and motor development of children and adolescents as they relate to students’ intellectual, social and personal growth both in class and individually;
  3. communicate information using appropriate presentation techniques including oral communication, written materials and instructional technology;
  4. plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the community and state performance standards;
  5. thoughtfully reflect on his/her professional commitment and responsibilities.

Secondary Education Specialization Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the secondary education specialization, the student will be able to ...

High School Ag Spr 16

  1. analyze and apply learning principles, knowledge of individual learning characteristics, and teaching strategies;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of cognitive, effective and motor development of children and adolescents as they relate to students' intellectual, social and personal growth;
  3. communicate information using appropriate presentation techniques including oral communication, written materials and instructional technology;
  4. plan instruction based on knowledge of subject matter, students, the community and state performance standards;
  5. thoughtfully reflect on his/her professional commitment and responsibilities.

Note: The outcomes above were developed to align with the standards listed in the model standards for beginning teachers' licensing and development of the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium, the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board Rules and Regulations, and the University of Wyoming Teacher Education Program Standards and Assessments.

Contact

Kristine Walker
Kristine.Walker@nwc.edu
Assistant Professor of Education; Coordinator of Education
307-754-6050