Integrates the social foundations approach to the field of education with a 30-hour pre-student teaching practicum. Course journal topics will include but will not be limited to the history of U.S. education, philosophies of education, multi-culturalism/diversity, educational reform movements, social issues affecting educational achievement, teacher certification process, professional organizations (such as unions) and their purpose, differentiated teaching methods, classroom management, and school financing. Standardized state standards and high-stakes testing will be addressed as well. Students will be introduced to lesson planning, instructional techniques, and classroom instruction during this practicum experience. They will incorporate integrated journal assignments into their e-portfolio, a program requirement.
This course is a required off-campus field placement. EDU-202 is to be taken concurrently with the corresponding section of EDU-201, which involves reading and applying the material being learned in the course to the practicum experience. Students are to choose a classroom setting at the grade level/content area they wish to teach. EDU-201 class sections are linked with specific class sections of EDU-202.
Service learning hours in PSY-152 or PSY-260 do not count for EDU-202. If you are completing hours for those courses, it is under the guidance of that particular professor and those hours go toward that class and not EDU-202.