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ED 200. Introduction to Education

Credits: 3
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Will introduce students to the broad field of education including a focus on children and families, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and the broader society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teacher education knowledge base, and contemporary issues. Includes field experience in area schools.
Prerequisites: 2.50 GPA
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: ELED: Field experience required outside of class time.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of educational history and philosophy to decisions made about personal directions in education.
2. Analyze how societal problems and current controversial issues affect schools and teachers.
3. Describe current licensure rules for Minnesota teachers.
4. Use co-teaching strategies while working in schools and in classes.
5. Demonstrate the characteristics of professional teachers and the MN Code of Ethics for teachers within their class work and in school settings.
6. Use a variety of educational technologies as tools for teaching and learning.
7. Create pluralistic, welcoming classroom environments based on knowledge of the socio-economic, cultural and religious diversity within Minnesota school populations.
8. Apply knowledge of the special needs population to the creation of inclusive classroom environments.

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