Foundations of Education

  • EDUC-F 110 Windows on Education (2-3 cr.) First year seminar to support incoming freshmen interested in teaching as a career. The course will facilitate students’ efforts to navigate university life while making an informed decision regarding career choices. The F110 will serve as the First Year Seminar that may be linked to EDUC F200: Examining Self as a Teacher.
  • EDUC-F 200 Examining Self as a Teacher (3 cr.) Designed to help a student make a career decision, better conceptualize the kind of teacher the student wishes to become, and reconcile any preliminary concerns that may be hampering a personal examination of self as teacher. Students will design a major portion of their work.
  • EDUC-F 401 Topical Exploration in Education (0-3 cr.) Explores various topics of relevance to education, both in the United States and abroad.
  • EDUC-H 340 Education and American Culture (3 cr.) The present educational system: its social impact and future implications viewed in historical, philosophical, and sociological perspective.
  • EDUC-H 341 American Culture and Education (3 cr.) An opportunity to participate in a cooperative learning venture, as students investigate the sociological, psychological, historical, and philosophical foundations of American education, relating findings, observations, and experiences at professional development school sites with current practices and the future of education.
  • EDUC-H 440 Capstone Seminar in American Elementary Education (3 cr.) This course serves as a capstone seminar in foundations for senior elementary education students. It covers essential content knowledge, theory and themes in educational history, sociology, and philosophy. It also addresses key issues for understanding the professional world of teachers. It is linked to extensive field experience including student teaching.