The Wilmette Institute designs its courses to meet these learning outcomes. Every course does not focus on all these outcomes:
- Knowledge: Demonstrate knowledge of Bahá’í history, texts, teachings, their relationship to each other, and identify correlations of Bahá’í teachings to social reality.
- Abilities: Develop ability to engage in public discourse on topics covered by Wilmette Institute coursework, in addition to skills for research, scholarly writing, and content analysis. Develop ability to engage in collaborative work, often in interfaith, intercultural, and interethnic contexts. Develop capacity for reflective learning.
- Application: Apply knowledge and understanding gained from courses towards community building efforts and active service to others. Deepen attitudes, beliefs, and values based on increased knowledge of personages, principles, and teachings of the Bahá’í Faith.