Pupil Transportation Supervision - Program Outcomes

Certificate in Pupil Transportation Supervision

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Describe management as a process and illustrate what managers do, how they do it, and the tools and techniques utilized.
  • Distinguish between "management", "supervision," and "leadership" and describe the emphasis of each in transactional or transformational activities.
  • Explain the role of public school mission statements, policies, procedures, rules, and job descriptions within an organization and how they influence the responsibilities of supervisors/managers.
  • Analyze problems faced by K-12 transportation managers and apply appropriate theories to personal and/or work situations.
  • Recognize and manage the dynamics of organizational change as they relate to public school transportation and the supervision of others.
  • Distinguish between "good" and "poor" work ethics when given a variety of workplace situations.
  • Apply principles of recruiting, interviewing, selecting, orienting, training, and evaluating new employees in a real life or simulated activity.
  • Interact professionally in the workplace as determined by business/industry best practices and in accordance with applicable federal and state employment laws.
  • Respect multicultural factors that impact K-12 transportation employees the management process including collaborating and resolving conflict with students, parents, administrators and peers in diverse organizations.
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability by attending class, actively participating, and meeting time commitments.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

  • Communication:
    Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
  • Humanities:
    Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.
  • Social Sciences:
    Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.
  • Natural Sciences:
    Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.
  • Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
    Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Rick Hogan
Professor Emeritus