EDN - 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.