EDU-201: Introduction to Education (2020-2021)

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Introduction to Education
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Course Description

An educational foundations and policy studies approach to the field of education. Course topics will include but will not be limited to the history of U.S. education from the 1500’s until today, history of the philosophies of education from Plato to the current testing philosophy, multi-culturalism/diversity, historical record of educational reform movements from the 1500’s until today. Other material covered within the course includes social issues such as socioeconomic status (SES), race, gender, and culture affecting educational achievement, teacher certification process, professional organizations (such as unions) and their purpose, differentiated teaching methods from a diversity perspective, classroom management, and historical changes of school financing from the 1500’s to today. Students will be introduced to lesson planning, instructional techniques, and classroom instruction through their co-requisite EDU-202 section. They will incorporate integrated essays into their e-portfolio, a program requirement.

EDU-201 is to be taken concurrently with the corresponding section of EDU-202, which involves placement in a classroom setting at the grade level/special education area of interest at which the student wishes to teach. Course assignments are coordinated with EDU-202.

Complete ENG-131, ENG-132, and PSY-131 all with a C grade or better.
EDU-202; CIS-221 can be taken previously or concurrently.
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.