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ED216 Introduction To Education 3 credits

This course introduces students to the historical, philosophical, and contemporary foundations of the American educational system. It fosters an understanding of the teaching and learning processes, as well as the legal, financial and ethical issues involved in today's schools. This course analyzes current trends and issues in education, and provides students with a framework to make decisions about entering into the teaching field. Through participation in this course, each student will evaluate their commitment to becoming a professional practitioner, prepared to be a reflective teacher who will be able to make informed decisions to improve and enhance the environment for children and youth.

This course may be taken 1 time for credit.