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Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Secondary Teacher Thinking and Decision Making Certificate

Certificate Description 

The certificate in Secondary Teacher Thinking and Decision Making opens a door to personal and professional development. The ultimate goal, of course, is to promote student learning, and teacher reflection is one way to achieve that goal. In this certification, we examine reflective decision making from several perspectives, aspects of instructional decision making, reflection as part of a constructivist way to teaching, and tools for becoming more reflective.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the certificate will be able to:

  • Make decisions based on attaining the most positive results for their students
  • Analyze Evidence to inform decisions about classroom practice
  • Organize thoughts and articulates them concisely and coherently
  • Model specific instructional strategies for promoting student thinking
  • Integrate, in their everyday classroom language, opportunities for students to hear cognitive terminology and be presented with day-to-day challenges to think