2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (December 2014) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College Teaching and Learning - M.S. in Higher Education

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The specialization in College Teaching and Learning within the M.S. in Higher Education is designed for individuals who already serve as instructors in higher education environments, or those who possess the subject-matter credentials to teach in higher education, and who want to develop expertise in college teaching and learning. The first three courses in this specialization address the major steps in the teaching and learning process: planning, developing and facilitating learning experiences, and assessment. The fourth course expands on this process in addressing the special opportunities and challenges of online learning environments. The core courses in the program provide foundational knowledge about higher education institutions, students, and programs that can help expert instructors ground their practice within the larger context of higher education and become teacher-leaders who can facilitate continuous improvement in their institutions.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, education professionals will be able to:

  1. Create effective learning environments using research-based teaching strategies that engage and support diverse learners.
  2. Design course plans, curricula, and learning activities that enable diverse learners to meet desired learning goals.
  3. Apply the skills needed to assess and provide feedback on learner performance in ways that support learning and development.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use appropriate technologies to support learning in a variety of teaching contexts.
  5. Independently conduct, evaluate, and apply research in making, implementing, and evaluating teaching decisions.
  6. Articulate the process for development of a continuous improvement plan to impact teaching through scholarly inquiry and reflection.