Catalog 2017-2018 
    Nov 27, 2021  
Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDUC& 205 Introduction to Education

5 credits
This course provides an introduction to the field of K-12 education, designed to serve the needs of those considering a career in, and those interested in a better understanding of the educational system. This course includes 33 hours of a required, supervised placement in an elementary, middle or high school.

Prerequisites: ABED 046  (or equivalent placement score for ENGL 093  or higher) and ABED 040  (or equivalent placement score for MATH 087  or higher)

Global Outcomes:
This course teaches to the global outcome of Intercultural Appreciation.

Student Outcomes/Competencies:
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Describe the historical origins and philosophical beliefs of public education in the United States
  • Explain the nature and purpose of public education
  • Identify the current issues facing the State of Washington as they relate to governance and funding along with the impact these issues have on the classroom
  • Examine current issues in education, including the roles of unions, political influences, school reform, and school choice
  • Articulate the current requirements for teacher certification programs in Washington State
  • Examine the breadth of diversity reflected in public school populations
  • Identify current theories related to how children learn and relate these theories to possible implications for teaching
  • Identify and employ specific techniques for motivating students to learn, for dealing with disruptive behaviors, and for dealing with the challenges presented within the classroom
  • Identify and critically evaluate their own personal philosophy of education, professional goals, and positive communications skills when working with students, peers and supervisors