Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience
EDU 304 Foundations of Education
Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.
September 2016 - Present.
The student will be able to demonstrate proficiency as follows: Identify the challenges of entering teachers; realize the challenge of teaching all students; trace global origins of American education to ancient civilizations; discuss how various educational pioneers shaped education in the U.S. today with their specific methods and philosophies; trace the historical development of American education from colonial times to the present; analyze U.S. Supreme Court cases on teacher rights and responsibilities; be ready to introduce 21st century skills to classroom settings.
In order to prepare for this exam, the students will cover the following topics: Motivational techniques to engage all students; the importance of professional development; valuable teacher organizations and specialized professional organizations; the impact of medieval, Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment cultures; significant events in the history of American education; 21st century curriculum trends; challenges which face schools in the U.S. today.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, or Special Education (9/16) (4/21 revalidation).