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CFS 200. Introduction to Education

Credits: 3
Department: Child & Family Studies
Description: Children and families, the role of the teacher, the role of schools and educational programs in communities and society, history and philosophy of education, educational futures, teacher education knowledge base, and contemporary issues. Same as SPED/ED 200.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use the role of education in a pluralistic society, the strategies for organizing and managing schools and the historical and philosophical bases of education to describe the role of education in American society.
2. Describe how family relationships impact children's learning.
3. Describe contemporary issues in education and speculate about future issues in education to broaden perspectives about students and teaching.
4. Use critical thinking skills to analyze appropriate student-teacher behaviors by observing students and teachers on site.
5. Evaluate prior educational experiences, values and perceptions about teaching and students.

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