The Assessment Data Of A University Self Study Essay

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The assessment data included in the Oakwood University self-study states that candidates preparing to work in schools know and demonstrate the content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and skills, pedagogical and professional knowledge and skills, and professional dispositions necessary to help all students learn.

The Professional Education Unit at Oakwood University prepares candidates, at the initial level, for an Alabama state teacher licensure in elementary education and 8 different secondary education fields of study. These 8 secondary education fields of study include programs in Biology Education, English and Language Arts Education, Mathematics Education, Music: Instrumental Education P-12, Music: Vocal/Choral Education P-12, Health/Physical Education P-12, Religious Education, and Social Science Education. All 9 programs of studies are state approved and matriculate to a baccalaureate degree. In 2007, the State Department Template showed that 8 of the programs were met all Alabama State Standards within their approval area (Exhibit 1.4a). There is no indication whether the Music Education data represents both Vocal/Choral and Instrumental. The 9th program, Religion Education, is certified by the Church. Candidates in this program who desired a state certification, the candidate must pursue a state approved teaching field.

In the IR, it states that the Conceptual Framework currently in place continues the unit 's focus on the theme "Holistic Preparation of…

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