EDUC 2 • INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
|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|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
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.