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Foundations Of Education

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In this course, learners are introduced to the foundations of education. Topics include the history of education, philosophical perspectives, and societal trends that change education. Learners will explore the characteristics of 21st century students and the use of technology in the classroom. In addition, learners will reflect on reasons for working in the educational setting and create a personal philosophy of education.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Evolution of Education in the United States

    • Identify how the roles of various stakeholders are affected by changes in education.
    • Describe how education standards have changed for teachers and students.
    • Identify personal reasons for becoming a teacher.
    • Describe the major historical changes in education from the colonial period to the present.

    Philosophical Perspectives of Education

    • Describe various philosophical views of education.
    • Evaluate personal reasons for becoming a teacher.
    • Develop a personal philosophy of education.
    • Compare student and teacher-centered learning.

    Societal Events and Trends that Change Education

    • Describe the societal issues and trends that have influenced changes in education.
    • Explain how diversity has affected education.
    • Explain how technology has changed teaching and learning.

    Complexities of Teaching

    • Explain the responsibilities of a teacher.
    • Describe how collaboration with teachers, family, and community enhances teaching and learning.
    • Explain the importance of continuous professional development.
    • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in the classroom.
    • Define responsive teaching using research-based practices.


    • Identify how the development and needs of students change.
    • Describe the vital skills required for the success of 21st century students.
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