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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (C.A.R.E.) | Evaluated Learning Experience

EDU 304 Foundations of Education I and II

Formerly EDU 304 Foundations of Education
EDU/ECE 304 Foundations of Education

Proficiency examination program administered at the CARE testing center or authorized proctor sites.

Center for Academic and Religious Excellence (CARE), Brooklyn, NY

September 2016 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Hybrid course/exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Students 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, 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. 

Credit recommendation: 

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).