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EDUC 210 PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides an overview of the historical, sociological, and philosophical foundations
of education in North America. Students will explore the characteristics and needs of children,
and the goals and objectives of early childhood and elementary education. A study of the
nature of knowledge and learning, teaching theories and strategies based on effective
instructional models, philosophies of teaching, the changing educational role of the teacher,
and attitudes, values and professional ethics relating to educators. The course will examine
curriculum programs, pedagogy, and the importance of evaluation, assessment, and
accountably in teaching and education. May include observations in classroom settings.

Prerequisites: 15 college credits including ENGL 101/102.

EDUC 300 THE PEDAGOGY & TECHNOLOGY OF ON-LINE LEARNING

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course will provide the student with fundamental information with which to design and deliver an effective On-line Distance Learning course. In doing so, aspects of pedagogy, methodology, and technique will be integrated with elements of course design and structure. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior level status and 2.5 GPA with prior education courses or teaching experience, or permission of instructor.

EDUC 291-295, 391-395 OR 491-495 SPECIAL TOPICS: EDUCATION

Fall/Spring, 1- 4 credit hours

An introductory or more advanced exploration of subjects not covered by other courses currently available. These courses are designed to expand on topics in specific areas of education or current issues in the professional field of education.