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Essential course components

For example:

I.  What is the purpose of the program or course?
II. What are the outcome variables that are absolutely required of all participants?

A. Course

  • What academic skills must be demonstrated?
  • What percentage of subject area knowledge must be mastered?
  • What specific knowledge, principles, or concepts must be mastered?

B. Program

  • What skills or competencies will be needed in the field after graduation?
  • What are the requirements for licensing or professional accreditation?

III. What methods of instruction are non-negotiable, and why?
IV. What methods of assessing outcome variables are absolutely necessary, and why?
V. What are acceptable levels of performance on these measures?