2016-2017 Catalog

FSEHD Advanced Degree Learning Goals


This information is provided to applicants to illustrate anticipated candidate competencies at completion of a FSEHD advanced degree.

Knowledge influenced by diversity and professionalism

FSEHD advanced candidates demonstrate the requisite knowledge of content

and practice to prepare them to be experts of the diverse fields of their


Practice informed by diversity and professionalism

FSEHD advanced candidates incorporate their domain-specific knowledge into

performance with attention to diversity and the standards of their profession.

Knowledge 1. Domain-Specific Knowledge: candidate demonstrates

conceptual mastery of subject matter, literature, theory, and methods in

one’s chosen field of professional practice.

Practice 1. Evidence-based Decision Making: candidate defines a

problem clearly; collects/analyzes data; uses data to inform decisionmaking;

addresses target population dynamics; and incorporates

considerations of other professionals and/or stakeholders while

determining a plan of action that: a) contributes to school improvement

and/or renewal; and/or b) promotes the well-being of children, family

systems, school systems, or communities.

Knowledge 2. Information Literacy: candidate recognizes when

information is needed and has the ability to locate, interpret, and evaluate

relevant information.

Practice 2. Technology Use: candidate selects and uses technology

effectively in: a) presentation of information, b) collaborative work

environments, c) information collection analysis and management, and

d) research based activities

Knowledge 3. Contextual Perspective: candidate demonstrates a

comprehensive understanding of diversity as it relates to field specific


Practice 3. Diversity of Practice: candidate uses knowledge of diversity

about self and others to design effective practice.

Knowledge 4. Professional Awareness: candidate exhibits an

understanding of the standards of one’s chosen profession, (e.g.,

confidentiality, ethics)

Practice 4. Professional Identity Development: candidate examines
 emerging, developing or acquired professional knowledge, skills,

communication, and dispositions that will result in competent practice,

and creates plan to further one’s own professional growth.