2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 20, 2022  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

EDUC 201 - School and Society

Credits: Three (3)
Corequisite: EDUC-200 and EDUC-309

To be taken concurrently with EDUC 200 and 309, students will engage in an exploration of the state of American education today as it reflects the diversity and complexity of the U.S. democratic society. The focus is on how schools and curricula are impacted by society, control and governance of education, and the nature of teaching and learning within the United States. Units on school law and professional ethics are included in the course.

Throughout the course, emphasis will be given to developing understanding of cultural, ethnic, social, socio-economic, and gender diversity and how teachers must be sensitive to meeting the needs of all learners. The importance of culturally competent teaching will also be addressed. Consultation and collaboration with practicing teachers and classmates will be a prominent feature of the course as candidates complete the comprehensive Street Project.