There are six distinct pathways that must be completed, one for each of Oregon Tech’s six Essential Student Learning Outcomes (ESLO). A typical pathway includes:
Taught by content-area experts, foundational courses in each ESLO area give students initial exposure to ideas in each area. Typically with significant scaffolding. (29 credits total).
Rather than simply scratching the surface, practice-level courses explicitly build upon a clearly-established foundation to deepen students’ abilities. Assignments reflect moderate scaffolding, but students are learning how to apply their skills to unstructured or open-ended problems and situations. (15 credits minimum).
Programs identify courses within their discipline where students apply and continue to practice the skills in each outcome area in the context of their discipline. (no specific credit requirement; courses specified by programs).