EDN - Education

EDN 1013 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Introduction to Education  

Course provides overview of teaching as a profession in the American educational system. Course examines the historical, social and philosophical development and current state of American public education. Issues, policies, and trends in education are explored, including diversity and equity, organizational structure, governance, finance, law and ethics. Fifteen hours in local, K-12 school settings are required.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EDN 1041 credit hours (lecture: 1 | lab: 0)
Pre-Clinical Observation in Education  

Course provides opportunity for observation in a local school for students planning on transferring to a four-year College of Education. Content includes thirty hours of required in-school experiences in a local K-12 school; initial class meeting to prepare for pre-clinical experience; and final class meeting to reflect upon pre-clinical experience. During the observation period, this course is conducted on-line.

Prerequisite: EDN 101 or concurrent enrollment in EDN 101.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EDN 1803 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Diversity in School and Society  

Course explores how schooling is shaped by the social contexts in which it occurs, particularly in multicultural and global contexts. Students investigate aspects of their own cultural identity and biases alongside comparative explorations of various culturally distinct groups in the United States and globally.

Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EDN 2013 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Educational Psychology  

Course focuses on application of psychological principles to educational practice. Content includes cognitive and psychological development, human learning, and motivation, with emphasis on application for learner-centered instruction, assessment, and diversity. Twelve hours in local, K-12 school settings are required. Students cannot receive credit for both EDN 201 and PSY 201.

Prerequisite: None; PSY101 recommended.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Hybrid | Online
EDN 2103 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Technology in Education  

Course provides hands-on experience in using technology for education majors, while considering historic interplay of education and new technologies. Content includes finding, analyzing, organizing, presenting and implementing information related to use of technology in education; analyzing role of technology in education in society; developing strategies to compensate for possible digital divide among students. Focus is on increasing technological fluency, and developing creative and meaningful integration of technology into teaching in today’s inclusive classrooms. Course is designed for future Education majors.

Recommended: Keyboarding; basic skill in word processing; basic skill in utilizing the Internet and social media applications.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face | Online
EDN 2803 credit hours (lecture: 3 | lab: 0)
Students with Disabilities in School  

Course surveys historical, philosophical and legal foundations of K-12 special education. Content includes overview of the characteristics of individuals with disabilities, programs that serve them under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and diversity of the populations of individuals with disabilities, as well as human diversity in general. Twenty hours in local, K-12 school settings are required.

Prerequisite: PSY 201 or concurrent enrollment in PSY 201.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face
EDN 2901-3 credit hours (lecture: 1-3 | lab: 0-3)
Topics in Educational Foundations  

Course explores selected topics in educational foundations. Content included varies, and may focus on particular aspects of history, sociology, and philosophy of education, and comparative education. EDN 290 may be repeated up to three times on different topics for a maximum of twelve credit hours.

Prerequisite: EDN 101 or consent of instructor.  
Delivery mode: Face-to-Face