This course introduces students to the teaching profession. Historical foundations, professionalism, the role of technology, and trends and issues in education are introduced. Students will examine personal reasons for wanting to teach and will create a personal philosophy of education.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
Attendance and participation are mandatory in all university courses, and specific requirements may differ by course. If attendance requirements are not met, a student may be removed from the course. Please review the Course Attendance Policy in the Catalog for more information.
This course is not available for enrollment to residents of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Iowa, Idaho, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming and individuals who reside outside the United States.
- Describe the evolution of American education from the colonial period to the present.
- Identify the current organizational structure of the American educational system.
- Summarize government involvement in education at both the state and federal level.
- Identify current issues and trends in education.
- Examine the various opportunities available for educating students.
- Investigate limitations associated with school choice.
- Analyze trends in effective educational practices.
- Examine the philosophical foundations and principles of education.
- Relate specific educational philosophy to classroom practice.
- Develop a personal philosophy of education.
- Relate the National Education Association (NEA) Code of Ethics to personal beliefs about teaching.
- Describe how technological advancements have influenced education.
- Critique technological tools and applications for meaningful use in the educational setting.
- Explain the professional responsibilities and conduct of an elementary teacher.
- Describe professional development opportunities for elementary teachers.
- Identify state, national, and program standards for teachers.
The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
Although our continuing education for teacher’s courses are accepted by some state agencies in the United States toward teacher certifications and endorsements, this may not be the case in all states or foreign jurisdictions. If you plan to use courses for certification or endorsement, please check with your own state agency and your school district for applicability. Continuing education for teachers’ courses is not eligible to apply to degree programs at University of Phoenix. These courses are not eligible for federal financial aid.
Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. More information about eligibility requirements, policies, and procedures can be found in the catalog or please check with a University Enrollment Representative.