Program Learning Outcomes, Adolescence Social Studies (NCSS)
1. Content Knowledge
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of Social Studies disciplines. Candidates are knowledgeable of disciplinary concepts facts and tools; structures of inquiry; and forms of representation.
2. Application of Content Through Planning
Candidates plan learning sequences that leverage social studies knowledge and literacies, technology and theory
and research to support the civic competence of learners.
3. Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment
Candidates desgin and implement instruction and authentic assessments, informed by data literacy and learner
self-assessment, that promote civic competence.
4. Social Studies Learners and Learning
Candidates use knowledge of learners to plan and implement relevant and responsive pedagogy, create collaborative and interdisciplinary learning environments and prepare learners to be informed advocates for an inclusive and equitable society.
5. Professional Responsibility and Informed Action
Candidates reflect and expand upon their social studies knowledge, inquiry skills and civic dispositions to advance social justice and promote human rights through informed action in schools and/or communities.