Foundations of American Education

EDU-211 : Foundations of American Education

Academic Level:
Undergraduate
Department:
Education
Subject:
Education
Prerequisites:
None
Corequisites:
None
Credits:
3

Based on the current ideas about teaching in America today, this course is a practical introduction to the teaching profession. It explores the knowledge attitudes, behaviors, and skills of good teachers and provides a realistic foundation for understanding the field of education and teaching as a profession. Students build a foundation of self-knowledge, knowledge of education as an institution and as a career, knowledge of teaching competencies and of issues in education. Students are required to spend a minimum of 12 hours in an elementary or secondary school classroom observing and recording child behaviors.