2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC 200 - Foundations of Education

3 CR
This course introduces students to the historical, sociological, philosophical, and legal foundations of American education with a focus on education issues and cross-cultural comparison. Special emphasis is placed on the professional responsibilities of teachers. Students are required to complete seven (7) clock hours of field experiences comprised of classroom observations in pre-K through twelfth grade settings in public and private schools. A successful Central Abuse and Neglect Registry clearance must be submitted prior to completing the field experience. Lab Fee

Requisites: Next Gen ACCUPLACER® reading score of 244, or at least a grade of C in TSRE 55  or ENGL 151 .
General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Analyze the characteristics of effective teachers and schools.
  2. Evaluate the teaching profession and motives for becoming a teacher.
  3. Analyze the impact of social issues on student performance.
  4. Examine curriculum organization and instructional approaches.
  5. Utilize the Michigan Department of Education as a professional teaching resource.
  6. Apply knowledge gathered from professional education sources to personal experiences.