The teacher preparation program in elementary education (grades 1 through 6) prepares beginning teachers to become highly knowledgeable about subject matter and pedagogy and critically reflective, responsive, passionate, compassionate educators who are committed to meeting the learning needs of all children with diverse, cultural, socioeconomic, and linguistic backgrounds.
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic concepts of physical and human geography.
- use geographic theories, principles and data to solve spatial problems
- apply basic research skills, including the ability to critically evaluate the research of others
- show competent skills in oral or written expressions regarding the clarity, logic and effectiveness of arguments.
- synthesize and produce graphic displays of spatial data (i.e., maps, graphs and database).
- describe the nature of Geography as an academic discipline, including familiarity with its history and recognition of its major subfields.
- demonstrate knowledge and skills that are sufficient to allow one pursue advanced study in geography and/or find employment in a geography-related field.