Academic Catalog

Education (EDUC)

EDUC 2  •  INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

EDUC 2 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 4 lecture, 4 laboratory per week (96 total per quarter)
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, or 1S & 1T strongly recommended.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This course provides an overview of the American education system for students interested in teaching in grades K-12. Educational philosophies, history of education in the United States, and major economic, political and social policies that have affected the school system will be explored. In addition, the structure of the K-12 school system, the teaching profession, the social and cultural contexts of schooling and an overview of curriculum design will be covered. The course requires a minimum of 48 hours of fieldwork in a public school elementary classroom, under the guidance of an approved credentialed K-5 classroom teacher.