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ED 421. Foundations of Education

Credits: 2
Department: Teacher Development
Description: Historical, philosophical, political, ideological, and sociological issues and dimensions of American education. Education in a democracy, issues of equity, constitutional considerations, and development of an educational philosophy.
Prerequisites: ED 300, CPSY 361, HURL 497 and 2.75 GPA
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Acquire and reinforce elements that allow students to understand the strong influence of community and family values and how they affect the learning process.
2. Reflect on issues of race, gender and ethnicity in multicultural classrooms.
3. Design meaningful materials and lessons that incorporate elements of social justice, fairness and equality.
4. Create a community of learners in which students can interact, share and work with a sense of independence, creativity and cooperative learning.
5. Develop oral skills to prepare and present lessons and presentations in a professional manner.
6. Motivate students to work in teams and share ideas and experiences that allow them to feel and be part of an educational community.
7. Reflect on the role and responsibilities of teachers and how they influence, change and affect the life of the students.
8. Sensitize and make aware the students of how they can detect child abuse, neglect and discrimination, and bullying in their classrooms.

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