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Descriptions of course offerings are included below. For advice on course selection be sure to speak with a faculty adviser.

Course Offerings

201. Foundations of Education.

Fall, Spring. Credits: 4

Foundations of Education provides an overview of the system of American education and the development and application of current educational practices. Specific course topics include: history and philosophy, legal and political aspects, school finance, professional expectations, best practices, and specific challenges related to teaching and learning in today’s society.

355. Principles of Curriculum and Instruction.

Spring. Credits: 4.

This course focuses on the development of the pedagogical knowledge, skills, and dispositions appropriate for successful teaching and provides opportunities for the student to apply the principles learned in the course. Special attention is given to the Ten Core Principles developed by the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). The Curriculum and Instruction course is a service learning course in that each student is required to serve as a tutor in a PK-12 setting.

Prerequisites: Education 201 and junior standing.

451. Directed Research.

Fall, Spring. Credits: 2 or 4.

Degree Requirements: F11.

Students enrolling in the Directed Research course propose a research topic to the Education Program Director and once approved, conduct appropriate research on the topic. The course serves as a cumulative experience for the Minor in Education. Requirements will vary as to the selected topic and will include: regular meetings with the assigned faculty member, scholarly research, a mid-term report, and a final written report. An oral presentation will be made to an appropriate group or class.

Prerequisites: Education 201 and 355, junior/senior standing, and presentation of an acceptable prospectus for the research project.

460. Internship in Education

Fall, Spring. Credits: 2 or 4.

Degree Requirements: F11.

The Internship in Education is arranged on an individual basis and is designed to meet the identified needs and/or interests of the student. The internship serves as a cumulative experience for the Minor in Education. The internship will have a specific focus and the enrolled student will complete a minimum of 40 hours of field experience per credit earned as well as a scholarly reflective paper. An oral report will be made to an appropriate class or group.

Prerequisites: Education 201 and 355, junior/senior standing, and presentation of an acceptable prospectus for the internship.