Center for Diné Teacher Education

Associates of Arts (A.A.) in Education

Assessment Overview

What courses are offered in our Education Associate of Arts Program?

  • EDU 111: Foundations of Education (3 cr) - renumbered to EDU 200 beginning Fall 2010
  • EDU 238: Children's Literature (3 cr)
  • EDU 240: Special Education (3 cr)
  • EDU 290: Methods & Materials in Navajo Education (3 cr)
  • EDU 292: Bilingual/Bicultural Education (3 cr)

What is the purpose of this program? Its mission, goals, and outcomes?

When are the courses offered?

Are our courses transferrable?

Assessment Cycle Report is reviewed and updated at the end of each academic year to guide subsequent years assessment plans.

Program Matrices

Report for the College's Assessment Committee

Rater Worksheets for Student Artifacts from EDU Courses

CDTE AA Elementary Education Meeting Minutes

How do we organize and carry out assessment for this program?

  • The AA Elementary Education program is the first CDTE program to be assessed as a part of the College-wide Assessment Plan. The faculty work for shared understanding and then implement a program assessment process through faculty-wide meetings at the beginning and end of each semester. The Coordinator of the Program is designated as the one responsible for semester-long tracking and implementing decisions made in the faculty-wide assessment meetings. Click here to view an overall timeline for assessment.

  • Initially, a plan was developed to ensure consensus for the assessment process of the program. Four steps were identified and followed:

  • In our second phase, the faculty reviewed the assessment process. We agreed that we must stay committed to one artifact per course. Also, a change in the artifact must be approved through our EOS meetings and not by the individual instructor. We also agreed that in the EOS May 2006 meeting we would attempt to assess all artifacts provided from each of the courses. After assessing artifacts, we analyzed the scoring and discussed changes in the matrix.

    All faculty reviewed the artifacts to assess their appropriateness for addressing the program goals. As a result of this process,changes were made to the matrix and detailed suggestions were provided to faculty responsible for specfic courses for the AY FA06SP07.

  • In our third phase, which began at EOS May 2007 and will be ongoing, we are assessing all EDU major courses. We gather artifacts from each course according to the matrix and analyze data each Spring semester. Any changes recommended will be addressed in the following AY which begins in the Fall of each year.

  • We are now exploring other ways to assess student learning for the EDU program beyond student work provided as a part of their major coursework.

Chair and Contact

Contact Information

School of Diné Studies and Education
Ned Hatathli Center (NHC)
Tsaile Campus

PO Box C-15
Tsaile, AZ 86556