Course Description:

EDUC 213 FOUNDATIONAL PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION This course is designed to develop a multidimensional perspective on the American public education system. It examines historical, philosophical, sociological, legal, and political factors that have influenced, and continue to influence, American education practices. Diversity is explored as a source of enrichment, and as a challenge for schools and the communities they serve. Other major emphases are the examination of professional ethical standards, teaching as a career, and particularly the major provisions of recent legislation addressing educational reforms. Concurrent with the completion of the course students must begin the application process to be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Undergraduate degree-seeking students must also register for and/or have taken the C-BASE exam or MoGEA, which replaces C-BASE effective September 2013. Three Hours, Fall, Spring, Summer