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EDUC 250 Introduction To Education

This course provides students with historical, philosophical, social, and psychological foundations of education. Study of the structure and roles of the local, state, and federal government within the American educational system is a focus of the course along with student-led research on global educational systems, diversity and multiculturalism in education. Current trends in curriculum and instruction are also a focus of the course. Students will participate in a structured field experience to include elementary or secondary placement and special needs. Special emphasis will be placed on observing the teaching-learning process, performing instruction-related duties, working individually with students, and the operating procedures of a K-12 classroom. Students will also be introduced to the professionalism of teaching. Prerequisites: ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, MATH 103 or 104 with minimum 'C'. It is recommended that EDUC 276 is taken prior to this course. Corequisite: EDUC 272.