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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Rechtschaffen Institute of Judaic Studies | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Education (EDU 340)

Formerly Foundations of Education (EDU 501))
Course Category: 

Varies; self-study format.

Various; distance learning format.

March 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: explain the nature and scope of the philosophy of education; analyze the role of educational philosophy in curriculum planning and development; identify which specific areas of schooling are addressed by the psychological perspective on education; construct an assessment procedure for their own subject area by applying any one of the perspectives; interpret the influence of educational philosophies on intellectual behavior and approaches to learning; give examples that show, in simple terms that knowledge is not free of philosophical underpinnings; and explain the international and American perspectives on the effectiveness of education.


Major topics include: ideological, philosophical, socio-economic, and historical foundations of education, international and American perspectives of effective education, and various sociological, political, economic, and ideological forces that impact the progression of education in our cultural context.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education (8/21).