EDUC 101 - Foundations of Education
An introductory course exploring the historical, legal, philosophical, social, and practical aspects of American education. Students evaluate current educational trends, issues, and practices. They also explore teaching as a career and other career opportunities in contemporary education. PRE- or COREQUISITE(S): ENGL 101 /ENGL 101A . Three hours each week. Formerly ED 101.
3 semester hours
Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:
- Examine current events and trends in education and describe how they affect students, families, schools and the community.
- Articulate key concepts regarding how children learn.
- Identify and describe best educational practices related to diverse populations in the classroom.
- Compare and contrast global education practices.
- Identify key events, leaders and movements in the history of education.
- Compare and contrast the essential philosophies of education, and begin to develop a personal philosophy of education.
- Identify various funding sources for schools and ongoing controversies related to school funding.
- Describe the impact of federal laws and Supreme Court decisions related to education in K - 12 schools throughout the United States.
Click here for the Fall 2021 Class Schedule
Click here for the Summer II 2021 Class Schedule
Click here for the Summer I 2021 Class Schedule
Click here for the Spring 2021 Class Schedule
Add to Favorites (opens a new window)