Course Descriptions

EDU 200 - Foundations of Education

3 Credits

This course will explore the American education system through a social justice perspective. It will focus on the foundations of the American education system with emphasis on how ancient Chinese, Roman, Grecian and Anglo-Saxon cultures and philosophies helped frame the historic, philosophical, economic and socio-cultural roots of the American education system. Additionally, the impact of contemporary western and other world civilizations and their correlates to political, economic, legal and ethical bases of American education policies will be studied. Students will conduct, synthesize and present research on relevant American education policies and protocols. Within this framework, contemporary American educational values and issues will be critically examined.

Prerequisite OR Corequisite: EDU 100;

SUNY General Education: SUNY-WC - Western Civilization (SWCV)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-GLO - Global Understanding (MGLO), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1.Analyze the historical foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
2.Analyze the philosophical foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
3.Analyze the sociological foundations of schooling in the United States as influenced by Prussian, Grecian, Roman or Far East cultures.
4.Create a personal philosophy of teaching statement.
5.Evaluate the historical neglect by the American public education system of non-dominant culture students.
6.Discuss the impact that historical neglect of non-dominant culture students has had on their education.
7.Identify the residual impact that historical neglect of non-dominant culture students has had on the current educational system in the United States.
8.Identify influences that guide curriculum decisions in schools.
9.Analyze current trends that impact education today.
10.Identify current public education policies designed to provide equal educational opportunities to a student population with diverse needs.
11.Analyze legal issues that impact education today.
12.Compose a researched analysis of educational policies.
13.Present a researched analysis of educational policies.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Intersession 2020
Spring Semester 2020