mte501ca | Graduate
The Art And Science Of Teaching
This course introduces teaching as both an art and a science. Topics for discussion include an historical overview, basic philosophies, professionalism, legal/ethical ramifications, in addition to trends and issues in education. Students will reflect on their motivations to teach and will begin developing a personal philosophy of education.
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Historical Overview of Education in America
- Describe the organizational structure of the American educational system.
- Examine the history of American education.
- Examine the federal and state government's involvement in education.
Basic Philosophies of Education
- Relate educational philosophies to classroom practice.
- Develop a personal philosophy of education.
- Examine educational philosophies.
- Examine issues associated with teaching as a career choice.
- Determine how a teacher's personal background, experiences, and professional dispositions affect teaching methods and learning styles.
- Relate the Code of Ethics of the Education Profession to personal beliefs about teaching.
Describe professional development opportunties for elementary teachers.
- Review the University of Phoenix program standards.
- Identify the components and the uses of professional teacher portfolios.
Trends and Issues in Education
- Examine legal and ethical issues in education.
- Analyze trends and issues related to increased student diversity.
- Analyze the characteristics of effective schools.
- Examine the use of technology as a resource in the classroom.
- Identify educational issues facing schools and teachers.
Foundations of Education
- Identify the basic foundations of education.
- Examine teaching as an art and as a science.
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