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Foundations Of Education

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This course introduces students to the teaching profession. Historical foundations, professionalism, the role of technology, and trends and issues in education are introduced. Students will examine personal reasons for wanting to teach and will create a personal philosophy of education.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 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: 5

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    • Review the University of Phoenix program standards.
    • Relate the NEA Code of Ethics to personal beliefs about teaching.
    • Identify state and national standards for teachers.
    • Explain the role of an elementary teacher.
    • Examine the uses of professional portfolios.
    • Describe professional development opportunities for elementary teachers.

    History of Education in the United States

    • Describe the evolution of American education from the colonial period to the present.
    • Define the federal and state government’s involvement in education.


    • Identify the organizational structure of the American educational system.

    Philosophies of Education

    • Examine the branches of educational philosophy.
    • Differentiate among the philosophical ideas of education.
    • Relate educational philosophy to classroom practice.
    • Develop a personal philosophy of education.

    Issues and Trends in Education

    • Examine how social issues have impacted education.
    • Identify current issues and trends in education.
    • Examine the influence of diversity on education.

    Technology in Education

    • Identify the various technology tools available for use in the educational setting.
    • Use program-specific technology tools.
    • Describe appropriate management and use of technology in the classroom.
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