2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 27, 2023  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Communities

Those students who want to experience an educationally related career but who do not wish to become certified teachers may choose to major in Educational Communities. This non‐certification program is designed to prepare students who wish to pursue a wide variety of careers in community‐based organizations. The Educational Communities major is an experience‐based program in which students understand and apply theories of teaching and learning in classrooms and community organizations. 

Program Learning Outcomes:  

  • demonstrate proficiency in basic skills (reading, writing, viewing, performing mathematical operations, listening, speaking, and use of technology) and thinking skills (creative thinking, decision making, problem finding and solving, visualizing, reasoning, and knowing how to learn); 
  • develop their personal qualities of responsibility, self‐esteem, sociability, self‐management, integrity, and honesty; 
  • work and communicate effectively with others to understand, negotiate, and influence complex systems; 
  • create and manage caring learning environments where they are active and responsible citizens; 
  • become agents of change who can effectively identify and meet the needs of diverse learners and communities; 
  • develop an understanding of and responsibility to the global community; 
  • assess and apply knowledge and processes to new situations and problems that they encounter; and 
  • reflect on their practice and commit themselves to life‐long learning.