SSTE Learning Outcomes


Learning Outcomes

Educational (In)justice Contexts

  • Understand and demonstrate a sociohistorical and sociocultural analysis of inequity in US schools and society.
  • Learn about communities organizing for educational justice and ways teachers are and can be involved in collective changes.

Critical and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy and Lesson Design

  • Develop a foundation of socially just teaching and learning methods (curricular and pedagogical) that disrupt dominant ideologies and inequalities.
  • Design lessons and deliver instruction that is linguistically, culturally, and developmentally appropriate to students.
  • Promote critical and creative thinking and analysis in students through lesson design.
  • Engage students through lessons enriched by substantive knowledge of the content, real-life contexts, active learning, technology, and visual and performing arts.

Humanizing Classroom Community

  • Learn and develop effective methods for cultivating a caring, supportive, nurturing, and rigorous classroom community (within our teacher education classrooms and at school sites).
  • Incorporate restorative practices to inform community building and restorative justice to support socioemotional learning and individual and collective responsibility for community.
  • Cultivate a supportive learning environment for all students, particularly emergent multilingual students and students with learning differences.
  • Communicate high expectations for student learning classroom behavior and identify appropriate supports necessary to allow students to meet those expectations.

Family and Community Cultural Wealth

  • Integrate family and community partners in classroom practice and student assessments.
  • Demonstrate professional practice growth in partnership with communities, families, and students.

Critical Praxis

  • Use critical inquiry groups with a problem-posing framework to grow within the teaching practice.
  • Using critical reflection and reflexivity, consider your ideological development through schooling and socialization.
  • Engage in professional consultation and collaboration with other educators to plan for instruction.


  • Examine how ideologies shape our classroom space, interaction with students, parent(s)/guardian(s), colleagues, community members, and administrators.
  • Develop and incorporate sustainable mindfulness practices in our lives (personal and professional).

Humanizing Assessment

  • Use a variety of formative and summative assessments to meet the needs of different learners, including student self-assessment and self-reflection as partners in teaching and learning.