Historical and contemporary issues in general and special education will be examined in relation to principles of social justice in a culturally diverse-society in the information-age. School finance, organization, and governance, characteristics of effective teaching and teachers, classroom culture and management, and the educator’s legal rights and responsibilities are explored. Through a review of major educational philosophies, codes of conduct, methods, and models, students construct an initial personal philosophy of education.
Prerequisites & Notes Students continuing in an education certification program will be expected to take the Test for Core Academic Skills exam before the completion of this course. Twenty-five hours of field experience are required. This course is cross listed with ED 150.