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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Theological Research Institute, Ltd. (TRI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Foundations of Education (ECE 308)


90 hours.

Various; supervised practice.

August 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Mentor-facilitated Independent Study
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: describe the philosophical, historical, and social foundations of education; articulate the governance structure of education and the responsibilities of schools in a 21st century, diverse society; implement the process of instruction and learning; explain the roles of teachers and parents in education; and describe field observations as they relate to course content.


This course provides an overview of the social, philosophical, and historical foundations for education and the implications for its role in today’s society. It also examines the profession of teaching, the diverse population with whom teachers work, and the impact of curriculum, technology, and school organization on the classroom and profession. Fieldwork is intended to provide opportunities for students to learn through observation, data collection, research, assessment, and evaluation, as well as written and oral communication.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Education, Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Educational Leadership, Middle Education, or Secondary Education (8/21).