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Analyzing Curriculum Planning National Board

  • Template 2019
  • Section TMPL
  • 3 Credits
  • 02/06/2019 to 07/29/2100
  • Modified 07/19/2020

Mission Statement

As a Catholic university rooted in the liberal arts, we are a welcoming community of learners challenged by Franciscan values and charism, engaged in a continuous pursuit of knowledge, faith, wisdom, and justice, and ever mindful of a tradition that emphasizes reverence for creation, compassion and peacemaking. We strive for academic excellence in all programs, preparing women and men to contribute to the world through service and leadership. 


Prepares participants to analyze and reflect on their planning, instruction, and assessment within their own learning environment.  Participants will utilize the Architecture of Teaching and the NBPTS in their certificate area to reflect on student learning.  Reflection of integration of curricular areas is expected with this course.  In addition, analyzing student work samples to enhance instruction and improve student learning is expected as part of this course requirement.


College of Education Mission

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.


Candidates will analyze student work samples to gain a better understanding of how to adjust lesson design and improve student learning.


Candidates will analyze their own learning community to identify and develop relationships with resources both in and out of the school community (colleagues, caregivers, community resources, etc.) to enhance student learning.


Candidates will reflect upon the application of the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching in an effort to enhance the planning process.


Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE

By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:

  1. Implement the National Board Certificate Standards to increase instruction effectiveness. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  2. Analyze and reflect on classroom instruction to improve student learning. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  3. Analyze and reflect on planning process (planning, instruction, assessment, and feedback) utilizing the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  4. Analyze student work samples. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)
  5. Analyze and reflect on the integration of curricular subjects within teaching practice. (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Certificate Standards)


Reflective Discussions

Candidates will participate in discussion topics requiring a reflective response and thoughtful feedback to others.  The discussion assignments relate to topics pertaining to the National Board 5 Core Propositions and National Board for Professional Teaching Certificate Standards.

  • Course outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
  • NBTS Core Propositions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and NBTS Certificate Standards

Reflection Assignments

Candidates will complete reflection assignments to demonstrate an understanding and application of the 5 Core Propositions and National Board for Professional Teaching Standards within their teaching environment.  Candidates will utilize the Architecture of Accomplished Teaching framework and have an opportunity to reflect on the benefits of integration of other curricular areas.

  • Course Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 
  • NBTS Core Propositions:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and NBTS Certificate Standards

This course builds on a meaningful learning experience that occurs outside traditional settings in which candidates are currently participating or recently concluded.  In that experience, candidates interacted with generative topics based on current theory and research-based best practices. This course allows candidates the opportunity to extend, apply, and demonstrate their learning from that experience with activities that are aligned with academic outcomes and applicable state and national standards.