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Special Education Learning Aims

Graduates of Loyola University Maryland’s Special Education graduate program will:  

Master knowledge and skills:  

  • Master the skills, methods and knowledge appropriate to the discipline  

  • Synthesize knowledge using interdisciplinary approaches  

  • Acquire the tools to continue professional development and life-long learning  

Think critically:  

  • Access, analyze and evaluate information effectively

  • Disseminate and communicate information effectively  

Manifest leadership and social responsibility in the workplace and community:  

  • Understand and value individual differences and have the skills for working effectively in a diverse and changing world  

  • Comprehend the ethical principles appropriate to the discipline, have the ability to identify ethical dilemmas, and understand the frameworks for selecting and defending a right course of action  

  • Contribute professionally and personally to the broader community  

  • Consider issues of justice in making decisions  

Loyola University Maryland’s School of Education centers equity and social justice in teaching. We see the purpose of teaching as enhancing the learning and life chances of the diverse student populations by working with others to challenge the inequities of school and society. We envision an extensive learning community, grounded in the values of our Jesuit mission, informed by a learner-centered model of instruction, and seeking to cultivate education leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion. Our candidates are professionals who are dedicated and committed to excellence and have specialized knowledge and intensive academic preparation.

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