English - General Assessment
Teaching goals and student outcomes
Graduates in English Education will be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to enhance academic performance and support for implementation of the school district's student achievement goals.
- Demonstrate competence in content knowledge appropriate to their teaching position.
- Demonstrate competence in planning and preparing for instruction.
- Use strategies to deliver instruction that meets the multiple learning needs of students.
- Use a variety of methods to monitor student learning.
- Demonstrate competence in classroom management.
- Engage in professional growth.
- Fulfill professional responsibilities established by the school district.
Bachelor's graduates in Literary Studies will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the nature of literature and the roles it plays in culture and the expression of culture.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the relevant working language of the discipline of literary study and the ways literature is defined, described, and classified.
- Analyze and interpret important literary texts written in English, particularly British and American literature.
- Demonstrate knowledge of literary study as a discipline that makes use of specialized terminology and involves specific multiple intellectual perspectives, various analytical strategies, research, and writing.
- Situate literature in historical, theoretical, aesthetic, social/political, ethical, and other contexts.
- Demonstrate knowledge of skills in reading, writing, speaking, and research that are fundamental to the disciplined study of literature.
- Demonstrate knowledge of language as constantly changing and fundamental to cultural expression.
Graduates in Rhetorical Studies will be able to:
- Understand the history and major theories of rhetoric as an intellectual field, with particular emphasis on the relationship of rhetoric to democratic government, philosophic views of language, and the ethical and cultural dimensions of discourse.
- Make persuasive written, oral, and visual arguments, including those for networked electronic environments.
- Demonstrate the learning skills (e.g., research, analysis, synthesis) and rhetorical competencies (e.g., presentation, collaboration, production, assessment) essential to disciplines where success depends primarily on effective discourse.
- Investigate the nature and practice of discourse: develop heuristics, identify arguments and evidence, analyze rhetorical situations, address ethical issues, recognize discourse restraints, analyze culturally significant documents, and justify rhetorical decisions.
- Function as productive citizens and life-long learners.