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Course Description

This course focuses on the historical, philosophical, sociological, legal, and curricular foundations of education. The evolution of education, the role of cultural diversity in education, curriculum and assessment, education standards, and issues and trends in education are explored. Participants analyze educational philosophies and develop a personal educational philosophy.

This graduate course is 4 weeks.

PLEASE NOTE:
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 Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

Topics and Objectives

Historical Perspectives & Educational Philosophy

  • Evaluate the evolution of education.
  • Analyze the education system in a changing world.
  • Examine the role of the federal government in education.
  • Analyze educational philosophies.
  • Develop an educational philosophy.
  • Reflect on the influence of philosophy on instruction.

Diversity in Education

  • Evaluate the role of cultural diversity in education.
  • Analyze the sociological diversity in schools.
  • Describe the effect of cultural diversity on instruction.

Standards, Curriculum, and Assessment

  • Determine the relationship between standards, assessments, and accountability.
  • Compare curriculum design models in relation to student learning.
  • Identify the importance of Common Core Standards in the educational system.

Issues and Trends in Current Education

  • Summarize current issues in education.
  • Describe current legal issues in education.
  • Analyze the role of teachers as teacher leaders.
  • Explore the future of technology in education.

Prerequisites

None

Disclaimers

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Section Title
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Dec 03, 2019 to Jan 13, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
143.8
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Feb 18, 2020 to Mar 16, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Mar 31, 2020 to Apr 27, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
Apr 28, 2020 to May 25, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
Section Title
FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION
Type
Instructor Led
Days
T, M
Time
12:00AM to 11:59AM
Dates
May 12, 2020 to Jun 08, 2020
Campus
Online Campus
Building
Online Non-Degree
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
95.9
Location
  • Online Campus
Course Fee(s)
Section Fees
Resource Fee $75.00 Mandatory
Credits/Units
3 Credit Hours
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