2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 01, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

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EDUC 2243 - Intro to Education

3 Credits
Study of various educational policies, practices, and trends; learning objectives; the nature of teaching; professional ethics; history of education, and teacher liabilities. Thirty (30) hours of public school observation is required. Education methods courses for Arkansas State Teacher Certification will not be offered for special study credit in the Communication and Arts Division.

Course Level Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Identify the attractions, challenges, knowledge, skills/abilities, as well as training and certification requirements of becoming a teacher. (PLO 1, 2, 5, 7)
2. Evaluate current educational strategies designed to provide equal educational opportunities to a student population with diverse needs. (PLO 5, 6, 7)
3. Analyze the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of schooling in the United States to understand their effect on current educational practices and issues. (PLO 3, 6)
4. Describe how education is governed, funded, and organized at the local, state, and federal levels. (PLO 3, 6)
5. Discuss the legal and ethical issues pertaining to the provision of education services to all K-12 students and to the teaching profession. (PLO 3)
6. Document a variety of current trends and issues that impact education today. (PLO 1, 4, 5)
7. Identify national, state, and local standards that guide curriculum decisions in public schools. (PLO 3, 5)
8. Examine characteristics of effective and ineffective schools and teachers. (PLO 6)
9. Complete educational field experience. (30 hours classroom observations.) (PLO 1,6, 7)

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