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Lehman College

Our Graduates

Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

Theme I: Empower Our Community of Educators and Learners

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • child, youth, and adult development
  • cultures within which individuals develop
  • content areas aligned with state, national, and NCATE/SPA standards
  • key theorists/practitioners
  • inquiry-based pedagogy

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:

  • observation, description, and documentation of practice
  • organization of ideas in logical and coherent structure
  • selection and implementation of evidence based practice which relies on inquiry and collaboration among educators and learners
  • reflection on practice and critically analyze received knowledge
  • use of technology critically and responsively

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:

  • respect for human relationships, the process of inquiry, and varied perspectives
  • commitment to on-going assessment and self-reflection
  • willingness to empower children, youth, and adults through opportunities to construct learning, and inspire a passion for learning

Theme II: Educate for Social Action and Equity

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • issues of social justice
  • ways to facilitate social change

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:

  • reflection on and engage in effective practice
  • use of technology that promotes social justice

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:

  • respect for contributions of diverse social organizations
  • commitment to caring for the known injustices and inequities in society
  • willingness to act on understanding of injustices and inequities in society
  • acceptance that all students can learn

Theme III: Realize Potential

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • multiple methodologies in professional practice
  • liberal arts and aesthetic education as a basis for enriching our knowledge and practice

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:

  • high intellectual and emotional expectations for all learners in order to meet diverse needs

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:

  • respect for the liberal arts and aesthetic education
  • commitment to the development and well-being of all children, youth, and adults
  • willingness to recognize that all children, youth, and adults have different needs

Theme IV: Affirm Our Diverse Ethnic and Cultural Contexts

Lehman graduates will demonstrate knowledge of:

  • diverse sociocultural contexts

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following skills:

  • building upon prior knowledge and experiences
  • advocating for safe and equitable schools by fostering mutual respect within schools and classrooms
  • capitalizing on family and community contexts by engaging families in the education of children

Lehman graduates will demonstrate the following dispositions:

  • respect for diverse communities and changing landscapes of multiple ethnicities, immigration status, languages, races, religions, social classes, abilities, ages, appearances, family types, genders, gender identities and expressions
  • commitment to democratic decision-making and social justice