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2014-15 Catalog

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EDFN A101: Introduction to Education (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Introductory course for students exploring education as a possible career choice.  Covers the history of American education, an examination of contemporary issues in education, and basic classroom observational techniques.  Students self-assess personal profile against characteristics of effective teachers.  Course includes field experience. 

EDFN A300: Philosophical and Social Context of American Education (3 CR) 

Contact Hours:  3 + 0
Prerequisites: (EDSE A212 or concurrent enrollment) or (PSY A245 or concurrent enrollment).
Registration Restrictions: Completion of GER Tier 1 (basic college-level skills) courses and junior standing.  Departmental approval.
Course Attributes: UAA GER Integrative Capstone.
Special Fees.
Explores significant educational movements, theories, and research related to educational philosophy, sociology, and history to develop a framework for professional educational practice.  Course emphasizes the importance of developing a coherent philosophy to guide teaching practice in a culturally diverse and inclusive classroom. 

 
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