aed200 | undergraduate
Contemporary Issues In American Education
This undergraduate-level course is 9 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Societal Issues in Education
- Describe strategies for ensuring social justice in the classroom.
- Recognize social challenges students may face outside the classroom.
- Identify the role of schools in society.
- Describe elements that promote a multicultural learning environment.
Organization of Education
- Discuss the school choice options available to parents.
- Identify the influence of district, state, and federal government decisions at the local school level.
- Describe the various funding issues for school districts.
Legal Issues in Education
- Discuss issues with regard to separation of church and state in education.
- Compare student rights to teacher responsibilities of maintaining a learning environment.
Philosophical Foundations of Education
- Contrast Eastern, Western, and Native North American ways of knowing.
- Compare teacher- and student-centered instruction.
- Compare behaviorist with constructivist learning theories.
Personal Philosophy of Education
- Relate a personal philosophy of education to classroom management.
- Develop a plan to create an effective classroom environment.
- Identify decision makers in curriculum development.
- Summarize the educational implications of No Child Left Behind.
- Discuss both positive and negative affects of teacher accountability in the classroom.
Curriculum Issues and Education
- Assess strategies that accommodate the needs of English language learners.
- Discuss the integration of technology in curriculum and instruction.
Current Debates in Education
- Debate a current issue in American education.
Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching
- Identify challenges and opportunities in teaching and how to overcome them.
- Describe the value of diversity in the classroom.
- Outline state requirements for teacher certification and licensure.
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