EDU 201 Introduction to Education

Credit Hours: 
3.00
Course Description: 

Covers the history of U.S. education, teacher certification process, professional organizations and their purpose, teaching methods, classroom management, diversity, reform movements, and school financing. Also addresses different philosophies of education, state standards, and high-stakes testing, and introduces lesson planning, instructional techniques, and classroom instruction. Assignments incorporated into students’ e-portfolios, a program requirement.

EDU 201 is to be taken concurrently with the corresponding section of EDU 202-Introduction to Education Practicum, which involves placement in a classroom setting at the grade level at which the student wishes to teach. Course assignments in EDU 201 are coordinated with EDU 202.

This course is not to be taken concurrently with PSY 152.

Prerequisites: 
ENG 131, ENG 132, PSY 131, and CIS 221 or CIS 223
Co-requisites: 
EDU 202