aed201 | undergraduate

Teaching As A Profession

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AED 201 introduces the common issues education professionals face in their field. In addition to discussing the professional foundations of teaching, students examine and discuss issues related to the needs, rights, and responsibilities of diverse learners in a changing society. This course also addresses governance and legal issues in the education system.

This undergraduate-level course is 9 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 9 weeks

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    Governance and Finance in Education

    • Explain how governance affects schools and policies.
    • Relate funding inequalities among school facilities across the United States.
    • Debate the implications of school-choice reforms.

    School Law

    • Describe legal rights and responsibilities of teachers and students.
    • Discuss how legal and ethical standards influence teacher professionalism.

    Technology in American Schools

    • Determine how technology can impact learning.
    • Identify different types of technologies teachers use to manage their classrooms.
    • Devise strategies to overcome obstacles that arise with technology use in classrooms.

    Successful Instruction in American Schools

    • Analyze elements of effective classroom interactions.
    • Discuss programs that provide support for new teachers.

    Developing as a Professional

    • Create a professional development plan.
    • Formulate informed expectations of the teaching profession.

    The Teaching Profession

    • Identify intrinsic and extrinsic rewards in teaching.
    • Identify dimensions of professionalism in teaching.
    • Discuss how current educational reforms may affect the teaching profession.

    The Roles of a Teacher

    • Recognize the impact of time management on a teacher's typical workday.
    • Relate complexities of decision making to the classroom environment.
    • Identify the various roles of a teacher.

    Students in Today's Classrooms

    • Identify instructional strategies that accommodate different learning preferences.
    • Contrast educational experiences of boys with educational experiences of girls.
    • Relate best teaching practices to the needs of diverse learners.

    Changes in American Society and the Effects in Education

    • Infer the relationship of socioeconomic status with student achievement.
    • Identify characteristics associated with at-risk students.
    • Review the history of education in America.
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