173 History of Schooling in America 1620-Present (3)
Survey of U.S. schooling, beginning with the earliest Massachusetts laws and schools and continuing to No Child Left Behind in the 21st century. In this course students use primary documents to study a dynamic and contentious aspect of U.S. history. Meets C1 requirements in the Core Curriculum.
196 Foundations of Reflective Teaching (3)
The first course taken by all education students seeking the baccalaureate degree. This course is designed to introduce students to the profession of teaching and to the philosophical foundation for teacher education at USI—the Reflective Teaching Model. It introduces students to the program requirements for all teacher education programs. The course examines the nature and functions of schools, using philosophical, historical, and sociological perspectives. Students will explore the ways in which the preservice teacher's beliefs (especially about knowledge, ethics, and human life) influence educational outcomes by helping to shape classroom life. Guided field experience required. Prereq: ENG 201, minimum of FR2 status, and 2.6 GPA. Co-registration in EDUC 103 F, Sp. EDUC 196 is a prerequisite for all subsequent courses with the exception of EDUC 201 or 202 which may be taken concurrently.
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