Science Education Outcomes

FSU Science Education Mission

The mission of the science education program at Fairmont State University is to help students gain the knowledge, skills, and dispositions required of strong educators including an in-depth understanding of science content, science process, and pedagogical content knowledge.

 

Program Outcomes for the B.A. in Education with any science specialization

Contact: Deb Hemler, dhemler@fairmontstate.edu

Date: February 14, 2008

 

Program Outcome Direct assessment measure Satisfactory performance standard

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

Student performance with respect to this outcome will be measured by:

Satisfactory student performance on the direct assessment measure will consist of:

1. Demonstrate a competency with fundamental concepts in their field beyond the state and national content standards of the grades they will teach as outlined in NSTA teaching standards.

Praxis II

GPA

Science Misconceptions Concept Test

 
2. Develop constructivist-based lessons which are guided by national and state content standards and incorporate nature of science and inquiry.

PS 4431 Final Unit

Professional Portfolio

 
3. Recognize that science is done in the context of society and the importance of using science to evaluate science and technological issues in society.

Knowledge Portfolio

Professional Portfolio

 
4. Integrate appropriate laboratory and educational technology to enhance conceptual understanding.

Knowledge Portfolio

Professional Portfolio

Clinical III Observations

 
5. Develop a learning environment which meets the needs of diverse learners.

Professional Portfolio

Clinical III Observations

 
6. Incorporate community and indigenous knowledge into science curriculum.

Knowledge Portfolio

Professional Portfolio

 
7. Employ authentic and traditional forms of assessment to evaluate student understanding of science concepts and processes.

Knowledge Portfolio

Professional Portfolio

 
8. Identify and minimize safety concerns in laboratory and field activities.

Professional Portfolio

Clinical III Observations

 
9. Demonstrate the ability to assess and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of a lesson, reflect and improve.

Clinical III Journal

PHSC 4431 Microteach Reflection

 
10. Engage in opportunities for professional development and leadership

Knowledge Portfolio

Professional Portfolio