EDUC 120 - Introduction to Education
Number of Credits: 3
Introduction to Education is a survey of the historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological aspects of the education process. Students will be introduced to the goals and practices of the school through a number of experiences. In addition to classroom lecture and discussions, students will participate in the direct observation of learners and teachers in the school setting at the early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels, as well as a number of formats representing special education for the exceptional child. This course is designed to assist the student in selecting a career in education. External classroom observation will occur on students’ own time. Prerequisite: eligibility for ENGL-101. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours. Students enrolled in EDUC-120 must be concurrently enrolled in a CCPS 15-hour field placement in EDUC-121, Field Experience for Introduction to Education and must be in good academic standing (2.0 GPA). Offered Spring and Fall terms. (Fall & Spring Only) Three hours lecture each week. Three Credits. Three billable hours.
Pre-requisite(s): eligibility for ENGL 101 .
Co-requisite(s): EDUC 121 - Field Experience for Introduction to Education and good academic standing (2.0 GPA or higher)
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify the historical, social, cultural, political, economic, and social impacts on the American educational enterprise. (GE 1, 2,4,6,7; PG 2,3)
- Recognize the goals that educators have and reflect on how these goals will influence one’s teaching behavior. (GE 1,2,7;PG 2,3)
- Develop and reflect on a personal philosophy of teaching. (GE 1,2,5,6,7;PG 2,3)
- Explain current issues and controversies in American education and see their impact on the classroom. (GE 1,2,4,6,7; PG 2,3)
- Examine the rights and responsibilities of teachers, students, and parents in public schools and the role that the judicial system plays in defining those rights and responsibilities. (GE 1,2,3,4,5,7;PG 2,3)
- Analyze the structure, functions and roles of the local, state, and federal government in education. (GE 1,2,4,7; PG 2,3)
- Formulate an understanding of the teaching profession from the perspective of an aspiring professional. (GE 1,2,5,6,7; PG 2,3)
- Analyze how schooling influences, and is influenced by, equality issues (social, gender, cultural, economic, racial, and ethnic differences). (GE 1,2,6,7; PG 2,3)
- Develop and demonstrate reflective practitioner skills. (GE 1, 2,3,7; PG 2,3)
Field Placements: All students are required to enroll in EDUC 121 - Field Experience for Introduction to Education . Students in EDUC 121 will be assigned a 15-hour field placement in Carroll County Public Schools.
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