Student Learning Outcomes Statements

Student learning outcomes statements clearly state the expected knowledge, skills, attitudes, competencies, and habits of mind that students are expected to acquire at an institution of higher education.

General Education Competencies

At the Undergraduate level, Temple has established 8 core competencies for General Education. These 8 core competencies serve as the student learning outcomes for the General Education Program. In order to achieve these competencies, all undergraduate students at Temple complete the GenEd curriculum, which consists of 11 courses in 9 different learning areas.

View the General Education Program Core Competencies »

View the General Education Learning Areas »


Schools and Colleges

Each academic program within Temple's 17 schools and colleges develops its own student learning outcomes, which are reviewed annually. Click on the Schools and Colleges below to see the student learning outcomes for the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs within that school.

Developing Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Good assessment begins with well-defined and clearly articulated learning goals. The video below contains useful information on developing learning goals that describe what we want students to learn.

The Middle States Commission's handbook on Student Learning Assessment also contains information on developing strong student learning outcomes.

View the handbook Student Learning Assessment: Options and Resources »

View a tool for drafting student learning outcomes »

View a list of student learning outcomes action verbs »

« Return to Assessment of Student Learning