Jun 13, 2024  

ED 6010 - Foundations of Education

(ED 4010)

This is a fundamental course that assists students in concentrating on the development of a philosophical, historical, and social model to assist in understanding the complexities, strengths, and problems of present day education. This course challenges students to think critically as they acquire and apply foundational knowledge in education. Foundational areas addressed include historical, philosophical, sociological, cultural, political, economic, ethical, and legal foundations as well as introductions to the areas of theory, curriculum, and teaching as a career. The main theme for this course is teaching for social justice, where students practice critical literacy, evaluating the evolution of education, analyzing the role of cultural diversity in schools and its effect on instruction, exploring educational philosophies and its influence on instruction, determining the relationship between standards, assessments, and accountability, and debating current issues in education.