EDUC& 202: Intro to Education

Class Program
Degree Code
Specified Elective
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55
Survey of history, philosophy, principles, issues and trends in American Education. Includes opportunities for observations of educational models and exploration of career paths. Credit cannot be earned in both EDUC& 201 and EDUC& 202. Course may include fieldwork. (Formerly EDUC& 201)

Prerequisites

Successful completion of ENGL 099 or placement in ENGL& 101..
Quarters Offered
Fall,
Winter
Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Describe the history, philosophy, and principles of the American education system.
  2. Discuss current issues, trends, and career opportunities in Education.
  3. Describe current principles of behavior guidance and their influence on learning.
  4. Compare and contrast developmentally appropriate instruction and assessment strategies.
  5. Recognize the need to differentiate curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse students.
  6. Explain how teaching and learning are influenced by individual experiences, abilities, culture, and prior learning.
  7. Describe the impact of American’s changing demographics and the implications for the classroom.
    Define the role of the educator in the program setting.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively within a workplace context
Course Content Outline
  1. Why Teach?
  2. What can the new teacher expect?
  3. What is a School and What is it for?
  4. Who are Today’s Students in a Diverse Society?
  5. What Social Problems Affect Today’s Students?
  6. What is Taught?
  7. What Makes a Teacher Effective?
  8. What Should Teachers Know about Technology and Its Impact on Schools?
  9. What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers?
  10. What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education?
  11. What is The History of America’s Struggle for Educational Opportunity?
  12. How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed?
  13. How Should Education Be Reformed?
  14. What Are your Job Options in Education?
  15. What Can the New Teacher Expect?
  16. What Does it Mean to Be a Professional?
Department Guidelines
Course may include, but not limited to the following activities:
  1. Why Teach?
  2. What can the new teacher expect?
  3. What is a School and What is it for?
  4. Who are Today’s Students in a Diverse Society?
  5. What Social Problems Affect Today’s Students?
  6. What is Taught?
  7. What Makes a Teacher Effective?
  8. What Should Teachers Know about Technology and Its Impact on Schools?
  9. What Are the Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Teachers?
  10. What Are the Philosophical Foundations of American Education?
  11. What is The History of America’s Struggle for Educational Opportunity?
  12. How Are Schools Governed, Influenced, and Financed?
  13. How Should Education Be Reformed?
  14. What Are your Job Options in Education?
  15. What Can the New Teacher Expect?
  16. What Does it Mean to Be a Professional