Program Objectives

Program objectives are clearly aligned with state standards, university outcomes, and the conceptual framework. Candidates completing NNU's undergraduate education programs have a solid grasp of knowledge, skills, and dispositions in the following four domains of teaching (Danielson, 2007):

  • Planning and Preparation
    • Demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy
    • Demonstrating knowledge of students
    • Selecting instructional goals
    • Demonstrating knowledge of resources
    • Designing coherent instruction
    • Assessing student learning
  • Classroom Environment
    • Creating an environment of respect and rapport
    • Establishing a culture for learning
    • Managing classroom procedures
    • Managing student behavior
    • Organizing physical space
  • Instruction
    • Communicating clearly and accurately
    • Using questioning and discussion techniques
    • Engaging students in learning
    • Providing feedback to students
    • Demonstrating flexibility and responsiveness
  • Professional Responsibilities
    • Reflecting on teaching
    • Maintaining accurate records
    • Communicating with families
    • Contributing to school and district
    • Growing and developing professionally
    • Showing professionalism