Foundations Of Education –


(3 credits)

This course examines the major issues in United States education and their historical, social, cultural, and economic basis. Participants examine educational philosophies and develop a personal educational philosophy.  The role of cultural diversity in education, the implications of instructing diverse student populations, curriculum design models, and standards are also explored.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Historical Perspectives

  • Relate important events and their effects on the history of education.
  • Analyze the education system in a changing world.
  • Evaluate the evolution of education.
  • Evaluate the role of the federal government in education.

Diversity in Education

  • Evaluate the role of cultural diversity in education.
  • Analyze the sociological diversity in schools.
  • Describe the effect of cultural diversity on instruction.

Educational Philosophy

  • Analyze educational philosophies.
  • Develop an educational philosophy.
  • Reflect on the influence of philosophy on instruction.

Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

  • Determine the relationship between standards, assessments and accountability.
  • Compare curriculum design models in relation to student learning.
  • Identify the importance of Common Core Standards in the educational system.

Issues and Trends in Current Education

  • Summarize current issues in education.
  • Describe current legal issues in education.
  • Analyze the role of teachers as teacher leaders.
  • Explore the future of technology in education.


  • All objectives apply.

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