2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

EDU 200 - Introduction to Education

Description: Overview of education profession and U.S. educational system; historical development and foundations of education an educational institutions. Includes theories of teaching, the students as learner, current issues and trends in education, the school and community, and roles and responsibilities of the teacher. Includes a field and observation practicum. This course requires 10 face-to-face observation hours in a k-12 setting.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Personal abilities, characteristics, and motives in teaching
  2. Learning theories and applications to teaching
  3. Diversity in the classroom
  4. Effective teaching methods and strategies
  5. Current issues in education
  6. Research strategies and resources in education
  7. Technology and instruction
  8. Philosophical foundations of American education
  9. Ethical and legal issues facing teachers
  10. Critical thinking, reflective writing, and oral presentation 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Evaluate personal potential and options to select teaching as a career via classroom observations and the development of a personal philosophy of education. (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  2. Apply methods of teaching styles as they relate to student learning styles and design. (2,4,10)
  3. Present appropriate classroom activities intended to achieve specific learning outcomes. (2,4,10)
  4. Propose methods for addressing diversity in the classroom. (3)
  5. Reflect on major issues and trends in education, including technology, the historical development of education, and areas of legal and ethical concern. (5, 7-9)