Community & School Health Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the CSH program will have the opportunity to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field. ALL COURSES


Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand and promote continual and sustainable programs surrounding health education, physical education, health services, nutrition services, counseling, psychological and social services, health promotion, and family and community involvement.
  • Understand how community and school (district) policies protect the health, welfare, and safety of its populations.
  • Understand how communities and school districts are governed and how policy establishes the foundation for administrative roles, responsibilities, and initiatives.

CSH Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the CSH program will have the opportunity to demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.  ALL COURSES

 

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Demonstrate leadership initiative in community and school health programs and policies. 
  • Collaboratively develop and articulate their perceptions and understanding of community and school health programs and policies during class discussions and presentations.
  • Respond to community and school health-related interests and needs by building and sustaining productive relationships with community and school partners.

CSH Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the CSH program will have the opportunity to demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society.  Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all. 

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand moral and ethical implications of policy options and political strategies. 

  • Understand and advocate for community and school (district) students, families, and caregivers by acting to influence local, district, state, and national decisions affecting adult learning in a community environment and student learning in a school (district) environment.
  • Understand and mobilize community resources by promoting an understanding, appreciation, and use of diverse cultural, social, and intellectual resources within the local community and school (district).

CSH Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates in the CSH program will have the opportunity to demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow. ALL COURSES

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Act with integrity and fairness to ensure community and school (district) accountability for every adult and student’s academic and social success while modeling principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.

CSH Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates in the CSH program will have the opportunity to become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Understand and evaluate potential moral and legal consequences of health-related decision making in communities and schools (districts) and will promote social justice to ensure that individual community member and student needs address all aspects of health throughout the lifespan.
  • Understand, anticipate, and assess emerging trends and initiatives in order to adapt community and school (district)-based leadership strategies in an effort to improve individual and community health and well-being.