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
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.
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