The Boston University School of Education offers a Graduate Certificate program for qualified post-baccalaureate students who are interested in receiving Initial Licensure as a teacher of Elementary Education, Grades 1–6. Students who are successful in completing this program will develop the knowledge and skills necessary as a beginning teacher of Elementary Education, Grades 1–6. Specifically, the learning outcomes are as follows: Demonstrate extensive knowledge of the subject matter necessary for elementary education curriculum (Literacy, Math, Social Studies, Science) to plan curriculum and instruction. Demonstrate pedagogical knowledge in elementary education subject-specific areas to deliver effective instruction. Show ability to use child development knowledge in lesson planning and interactions with children to manage classroom climate and operation. Demonstrate ability to effectively and critically reflect on their own practice in order to improve their practice and meet professional responsibilities. Demonstrate equity and cultural competence and display knowledge about and sensitivity to the role of race, ethnicity, culture, gender in schooling, and accommodation for diverse student abilities. Collaborate with families to support students learning at home and at school. Demonstrate knowledge of sheltered English immersion research: “recognizes the significance of native language and culture to create and implement strategies for supporting student learning and development both at home and at school” (PPA, standard D).
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