School of Education

Our Graduates

Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

Theme I: Empower Our Community of Educators and Learners

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:
• child, youth, and adult development
• cultures within which individuals develop
• content areas aligned with state, national, and NCATE/SPA standards
• key theorists/practitioners
• inquiry-based pedagogy

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:
• observation, description, and documentation of practice
• organization of ideas in logical and coherent structure
• selection and implementation of evidence based practice which relies on inquiry and collaboration among educators and learners
• reflection on practice and critically analyze received knowledge
• use of technology critically and responsively

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:
• respect for human relationships, the process of inquiry, and varied perspectives
• commitment to on-going assessment and self-reflection
• willingness to empower children, youth, and adults through opportunities to construct learning, and inspire a passion for learning

Theme II: Educate for Social Action and Equity

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:
• issues of social justice
• ways to facilitate social change

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:
• reflection on and engage in effective practice
• use of technology that promotes social justice

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:
• respect for contributions of diverse social organizations
• commitment to caring for the known injustices and inequities in society
• willingness to act on understanding of injustices and inequities in society
• acceptance that all students can learn

Theme III: Realize Potential

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:
• multiple methodologies in professional practice
• liberal arts and aesthetic education as a basis for enriching our knowledge and practice

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:
• high intellectual and emotional expectations for all learners in order to meet diverse needs

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:
• respect for the liberal arts and aesthetic education
• commitment to the development and well-being of all children, youth, and adults
• willingness to recognize that all children, youth, and adults have different needs

Theme IV: Affirm Our Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Contexts

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:
• diverse sociocultural contexts

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:
• building upon prior knowledge and experiences
• advocating for safe and equitable schools by fostering mutual respect within schools and classrooms
• capitalizing on family and community contexts by engaging families in the education of children

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:
• respect for diverse communities and changing landscapes of multiple ethnicities, immigration status, languages, races, religions, social classes, abilities, ages, appearances, family types, genders, gender identities and expressions
• commitment to democratic decision-making and social justice


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