Foundations Of Education – edd546 (3 credits)

This course focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological, legal, and curricular foundations of education. The evolution of education, the role of cultural diversity in education, curriculum and assessment, education standards, and issues and trends in education are explored. Participants analyze educational philosophies and develop a personal educational philosophy.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

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

Issues and Trends in Current Education

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


  • All objectives apply.

Historical Perspectives

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

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.

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