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EDU 221 Introduction to Education
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: A survey of the profession of teaching, with emphasis on current trends and diversity, historical and legal perspectives, and societal influences. Course includes observation and participation in preK-12 school environments.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Identify and discuss at least three main purposes of public education in historical and contemporary times. (CSLO 1)
2. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate diversity issues affecting the United States educational process by assessing the effect diverse populations have on classroom dynamics and describing at least one incident of inequity and its corresponding array of solutions. (CSLO 1 & 4)
3. (Analysis Level) Describe key historical developments in United States public education, as influenced by the European system, by conducting an in-depth analysis of at least three historical events and the significant impact each made on today's educational system. (CSLO 1, 2 & 4)
4. (Evaluation Level) Identify and assess the impact of at least three legal issues on students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community. (CSLO 1, 2 & 4)
5. (Evaluation Level) Examine and describe current trends in education through documented observations and professional dialogue as well as evaluate three global influences to current educational practice. (CSLO 1, 2 & 3)
6. (Evaluation Level) Identify at least three educational theorists and evaluate how their philosophical and psychological theories have shaped current educational practice. (CSLO 1, 2 & 4)
7. (Comprehension Level) Identify as least three teacher groups (including local and national associations, unions, and specific professional groups) and describe the contribution of each to support teachers. (CSLO 3)
8. (Application Level) Examine, list and utilize the teacher code of ethics in constructing a personal philosophy of teaching. (CSLO 1, 2 & 3)
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze at least three research-based instructional strategies and their appropriate use in specific classroom situations. (CSLO 2, 3 & 4)

Internal/External Standards Accreditation