UMKC Catalog


Division of Curriculum and Instructional Leadership - Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Teachers are committed to students and their learning. (Diversity, Core Concepts)
    • Teachers recognize individual differences in their students and adjust their practice accordingly.
    • Teachers have an understanding of how students develop and learn.
    • Teachers treat students equitably.
    • Teachers’ mission extends beyond understanding the cognitive capacity of their students.
  2. Teachers know the subjects they teach (Curriculum Design, Content Knowledge) and how to teach those subjects to students (Pedagogy, Technology in Instruction). 
    • Teachers appreciate how knowledge in their subjects is created, organized and linked to other disciplines.
    • Teachers expose their students to different modes of critical thinking.
    • Teachers teach students to think analytically about content.
    • Teachers command specialized knowledge of how to convey a subject to students.
    • Teachers generate multiple paths to knowledge.
    • Teachers have knowledge of available curricular resources including technological innovations.
  3. Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning. (Assessment, Pedagogy)
    • Teachers call on multiple methods to meet their goals.
    • Teachers orchestrate learning in small and large group settings.
    • Teachers place a premium on student engagement.
    • Teachers regularly assess student progress.
    • Teachers are mindful of their principle objectives.
  4. Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experiences. (Research, Reflection)
    • Teachers are continually making difficult choices that test their judgment.
    • Teachers seek the advice of others and draw on education research and scholarship to improve their practice.
    • Teachers understand the importance of educational research, its relevance to daily classroom practice and justify practice based on sound research outcomes.
  5. Teachers are members of learning communities. (Professional Activism)
    • Teachers contribute to school effectiveness by collaborating with other professionals.
    • Teachers work collaboratively with parents.
    • Teachers take advantage of community resources.