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EDU 101 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

EDU 101 – Introduction to Education

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  EDU 101 Introduction to Education

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Pre- or Co-requisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 096 and RDG 096 or placement

Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This course introduces students interested in a career in education to some of the concepts, practices, and procedures of contemporary American education.  The organization and operation of American schools, their financial and legal support, their place and role in the community, as well as some of the historical and philosophical foundations upon which American education is predicated, are examined.  Teaching as a profession is examined.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. describe the characteristics of an effective teacher;
  2. discuss the historical foundation of the American education system;
  3. discuss teacher preparation in the twenty-first century; and
  4. describe how social issues influence education.