Educational Outcomes

Quest

Upon completion of the QUEST program (5 years undergraduate and graduate levels), the teaching candidate will:

  • Demonstrate the InTASC standards in performance, essential knowledge, and disposition;
  • Develop and deliver instruction that incorporates the Common Core Standards, the NJ Core Curriculum Standards, and subject specific National Standards;
  • Implement research-based best practices in effective planning and instruction to increase achievement of all students;
  • Develop competency in addressing the diversity of the student population, including ELL students and students with disabilities;
  • Integrate technology into lessons where content drives the use of technology in order to provide access to materials, increase student motivation and participation, differentiate instruction, and improve problem-solving skills and higher order thinking.
  • Use multiple forms of continuous assessment to assess their students, collect data, and use the data to differentiate and inform instruction based upon student needs; and
  • Assume the role of teacher leader within the educational community.

Master of Arts (MAT)

Upon completion of the program, MAT teaching candidate will:

  • Implement research-based best practices in effective instruction to increase achievement of all students;
  • Be competent professionals who can address the diversity of the student population, including ELL students and students with disabilities;
  • Demonstrate the InTASC standards in performance, essential knowledge, and disposition;
  • Develop and deliver instruction that incorporates the Common Core State Standards, NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards, and subject specific standards;
  • Continuously assess students and use student data to differentiate instruction based upon student needs;
  • Assume the role of teacher leader within the educational community.

MA Education for Certified Teachers

  • Continue to grow as professionals who can address the diversity of the student population;
  • Continue to develop as a teacher leader within the educational community;
  • Implement advanced and current research-based best practices to increase achievement of all students;
  • Continue to demonstrate the InTASC standards in performance, essential knowledge, and disposition;
  • Continue to develop and deliver instruction that incorporates the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and subject specific standards;
  • Use advanced methods of assessment and data analysis to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students.

MA Learning Disabilities

  • Be knowledgeable about current trends in special education;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in assisting students to gain access to the general education classroom;
  • Incorporate technology into their professional practice;
  • Be knowledgeable about best practices in inclusive education;
  • Incorporate in lesson plans the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

MA Educational Leadership

  • Assume the role of a leader in promoting achievement for all students;
  • Have the management skills required to utilize available district resources;
  • Have the skills and knowledge to create a vision for effective schools and engage the learning community stakeholders in the process of creating and implementing an educational vision;
  • Possess the human relations skills to effectively interact with teachers, parents, students and other members of the school and learning community.

MA Teaching English as Second/Foreign Language

  • Implement research-based best practices in effective instruction to increase language achievement of all students;
  • Be competent professionals who can recognize and design instruction that is appropriate for the linguistic and cultural needs of students in the teaching context;
  • Demonstrate the InTASC standards in performance, essential knowledge, and disposition;
  • Develop and deliver instruction that is based on formal content standards appropriate to the teaching context;
  • Continuously assess students and use student data to differentiate instruction according to language development level of individual students ;
  • Develop personal and professional qualities consistent with leadership positions in multicultural settings both globally and locally.

MA Mathematical Foundations

Upon completion of the program, Mathematical Foundations teaching candidates will:

  1. Implement research-based best practices in effective instruction to increase mathematics achievement of all students;
  2. Develop and deliver instruction that incorporates the process and content Common Core State Standards in Mathematics;
  3. Continuously assess students and use student data to differentiate instruction based upon student needs;
  4. Integrate technology into the mathematics curriculum.