EDS 150 Int-Ed:Think About Lrng,Tchg

Prerequisites: GSTR 110 (or waiver).

This course is an introduction to the study of education for prospective teachers and others interested in education. The course will offer students the opportunity to explore the following essential questions: 1) What does it mean to learn? 2) What does it mean to teach well? 3) What are schools for? 4) What knowledge, dispositions, and skills are needed in order to teach well? 5) How does diversity affect teaching, learning, and schooling? The course will introduce some of the foundational ideas, issues, and beliefs - historical, political, economic, philosophical, sociological, psychological, cultural, and social - that impact the current educational climate. Students will be introduced to the Program's conceptual framework, portfolio requirements, and other academic, experiential, and professional expectations and requirements for those pursuing teacher certification. The course will include both field-based experiences and volunteer/service-learning experiences with school-aged children and/or adolescents.


1 Course Credit