Teaching Standards and Objectives

Wisconsin Teaching Standards

The following are Wisconsin teaching standards by which every educator is expected to abide and meet through the curriculum of UW-Whitewater's Urban Education module.

Standard #1: The teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and the structure of the discipline he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for pupils.

Standard #3: The teacher understands how pupils differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and can adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of pupils including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.

Standard #9: The teacher is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on pupils, parents, professionals in the learning community and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.

For more information on the standards by which educators are expected to perform, please go to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction website by clicking here.

Objectives

The objectives that will be met through this module include the development of knowledge, skill and disposition. After completing the Urban Education Module, students will be able to:

1. Identify social, economic and political characteristics, patterns and functions of the urban center.

2. Identify current and on-going issues common in urban areas.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of issues both historical and contemporary relating to at least one urban racial/ethnic group.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of educational principles related to teaching in diverse urban classrooms.

5. Demonstrate an ability to relate to diverse learners.