Wayne State University

College of Education Claims

1.  Initial Certification Completers understand subject matter knowledge they will teach.

This claim is aligned to WSU COE competencies 1 and 2:

  • COE 1: Knows the subject area content and best practices in those areas.
  • COE: 2: Organizes and implements effective instruction including the integration of content across curriculum areas.

 

2.  Initial Certification Completers have pedagogical knowledge.

This claim is aligned to WSU COE competencies 2, 3, 4, 8, & 9.

  • COE 2:Organizes and implements effective instruction including the integration of content across curriculum areas.
  • COE 3: Utilizes appropriate classroom organization and management techniques to ensure a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning.
  • COE 4: Provides a learning environment that engages students’ creative and critical thinking
  • COE 8: Selects appropriately from a variety of assessment strategies to evaluate student learning and uses this information to make informed curriculum decisions.
  • COE 9: Utilizes school/district/community resources.

 

3.  Initial Certification Completers know how to teach in a caring and effective matter:

This claim is aligned to WSU COE competencies 3, 4, 5, 7, and 10:

  • COE 3: Utilizes appropriate classroom organization and management techniques to ensure a safe and orderly environment conducive to learning.
  • COE 4: Provides a learning environment that engages students’ creative and critical thinking.
  • COE 5:Demonstrates knowledge of human growth and is committed to all students and their learning
  • COE 6:Exhibits Professional Dispositions: Behaves in an ethical, reflective and professional manner participates regularly in College of Education sponsored learning communities and is committed to all students and their learning.
  • COE 7:Understands and integrates varying perspectives to enhance students’ awareness, respect and appreciation of diverse populations.
  • COE 10:Communicates and interacts with parents/guardians/families to enhance student success.

 

The following three themes are woven throughout the above claims:

         Learning how to learn (COE: 7, 8, 9, 10)     

         Multicultural (COE: 5, 6, 7)

         Technology (COE: 1, 2, 4, 9