1. Understand and apply correctly the key terms, contexts, concepts, models, methods, paradigms, and research understandings necessary to operate successfully in the field of program development.
2. Understand the nature and needs of the adult learner so as to facilitate his or her development as an independent, self-motivated, lifelong learner with the competency, confidence, and commitment needed to be a successful learner for life and a productive citizen and worker.
3. Develop and interpret appropriate needs assessments as planning tools for surfacing needs [gaps] as a starting point for program development.
4. Conduct a task analysis based on a needs assessment and use such to set learning targets or outcomes for the program.
5. Be familiar with and understand the DACUM and curriculum validation process as well as the PLAR process all of which contribute to Program Development and Review.
6. Identify and create an appropriate course foundation [philosophy] in the form of a graphic organizer such as a “home for the mind” in terms of a strong value base or framework related to learning and teaching with appropriate indicators of such, extending them from bedrock to pillars to framework supports.
7. Understand and apply instructional theory to the extent you can devise and provide active, interactive, thoughtful, reflective, recurrent, and adaptive experiences in a multi-sensory, multi-level, multi-media, varied instructional framework with appropriate interventions in a diagnostic, prescriptive, and personalized manner.
8. Relate teaching, learning, testing, and motivation so as to create and foster the desire for lifelong learning through teaching at the highest outcome level appropriate to that activity and content by developing the activities, processes, dispositions, mind states, and ideals appropriate to everyday life as well teaching the SIGNIFICANT content through the concurrent emphases on lifelong guidelines and life skills.