EDUC100: Foundations of Education
Section: E59     (eLearning)

About This Course

Semester and YearSpring 2018 / (15 weeks): Jan 17, 2018 to May 11, 2018
(See "Getting Started" below for details about orientation)


Mae Sakharov   Email:
Phone: 215-968-8270
Campus Location: Founders 210
Instructor's Website:

Course Credits

3 credits

Time Requirements

Plan a minimum of 6 - 9 hours per week for your coursework. While online learning courses provide flexibility in time, geography, and travel, the work required for successful completion is identical to that for the face-to-face course.   Your instructor may specify additional time requirements in the "Other information" field below or during your orientation.

Delivery Mode

Web-based course

Official College Course Description

The complete college course description can be viewed at:

Student Characteristics

Open to self-motivated, self-disciplined students who can handle college-level work and study independently.

Instructor Provided Course Syllabus

A sample Course Syllabus is typically available in WebAdvisor's "Search for Sections" results. A Course Syllabus explains how the instructor will conduct the class and may include: course policies, grading guidelines, assignment due dates, etc.

Student Requirements

This course has the following requirements for students:
  • There are no special requirements for this course

Getting Started With This Course


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Accessing Your Course

Canvas (by Instructure)

Your course is using Canvas. If you are new to Canvas, please visit the Canvas Basics course space to become familiar with Canvas prior to the start of your course. No login is required to access this space.

You will be able to login to Canvas about two weeks prior to the start of your class. However, your course becomes available as of 1 AM on the official course start date.

Logging In

Log in to your Canvas course space at

  • Username: Your username is the same for every system at Bucks.
  • Password: your Bucks Network password (used to log into any Bucks campus computer or to access any Bucks Library online database from off campus.)

If you do not know your Bucks Username, you can retrieve it by using the Find Your Username Form. Enter your Name, Birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) and either your 7 digit student ID number OR your social security number, then click Submit. Your Bucks username will display on the screen.

Note: Students are uploaded to Canvas several times a day. If you registered late, you won't be able to access Canvas until the next upload takes place.

Purchasing Your Books and Other Course Materials

While you may purchase your books and other course materials from the provider of your choice (using the ISBN number available through the course's academic department where applicable to ensure the correct version), both the campus bookstore and our online bookstore, guarantee that they stock the correct version for your course.

Approximately 3 weeks prior to the start of the session you can use the link below to see the list of books that have been selected by your instructor. If you have any questions about the course materials listed, please contact your instructor or the academic department directly.

Click this link to see the book list for your course.

Other Information about the Course

EDUC 100 - Foundations of Education, Spring Semester 2018

Course Description: This course is primarily for students interested in pursuing a career in secondary education. A survey of the history and philosophy of education with emphasis on current problems in education, on significant educational innovations, and on the school as a social institution. Field experiences, of 5 hours onsite are required. This course is transferrable to most colleges, and is a requirement for many degrees in education.

The course is an overview, that will provide a framework for further study, and a beginning understanding of how dynamic the field and discipline of education has been and future directions. Course Design: Every chapter is in a structured Canvas module, including weblinks, and your discussion assignments. Discussions are crucial to successful online learning. Every discussion must be posted on Sunday nights before the Tuesday due date to provide classmates with the opportunity to respond to at least two people. Quizzes, are likewise to be taken online, you have multiple attempts, and several days to complete. All discussions require citations from our readings.

Prerequisites:Reading Placement Test score Level 3 or READ 110 (C or better) or Corequisites:Reading Placement Test score Level 2 and enrollment in a paired section of READ 110

Textbook: Teachers, Schools and Society, 10th Edition: David Miller Sadker; Karen R. Zittleman, ISBN-10: 0078024455 (Text comes with a CD NOT NECESSARY--MAKE SURE YOU USE THE BOOK ISBN WHEN ORDERING) Instructor Availability: I am available by the course email and respond within 24 hours. Canvas: This online course requires familiarity with Canvas, as this is our platform for discussions, tests, and important links. Bucks County Community College, has excellent technology support, academic support, and mentoring. Information and specific links are delineated in our Start Here module in your course.

Grading Midterm Grades: A midterm grade of S (Satisfactory) will be recorded when all assignments are up to date including passing the Midterm Exam

Your letter grade will be based on the total number of points you earn during the semester. The following scale will be used:

  • 90 – 100 A
  • 85 - 89 B+
  • 80 - 84 B
  • 75 - 79 C+
  • 70 – 74 C
  • 65 – 69 D+
  • 60 – 64 D
  • Below 60 F


Midterm and Final Exams- 300 possible points

5 hours of observation in classroom 150 points (All clearances must be on file with Kim Nichols in the Education office.

Discussions must be answered by due date and students are required to submit discussions of 2-3 well-formed paragraphs and to respond to 3 other students discussion. 200 points

Attend a local School Board Meeting, and write a response paper with your impressions 150 points Total Points 800

Please see the link above to the complete Official College Course Description.

Clearances: All Education students must have the following clearances BEFORE conducting an observation out in the community and must show the original copies of the clearances to the faculty member teaching the course. The student is to give copies of their clearances to Kim Nichols, located in Founders Hall room 210. If the student does not complete all four of the required clearances and STILL conducts the observation, the assignment