Foundations of Education is a program area in the COE that examines the historical and theoretical contexts of education; the social and ethical implications of educational policy and practice; and the impact of local, national and global issues upon teaching and learning. Grounded in the belief that schools function as social and political entities, the thematic series of Foundations of Education courses offers students an interdisciplinary approach to examining the complex relationship between education in the broad sense, schooling as an institution, and society. Emphasis is placed on bridging theory, research and practice.
Prerequisite courses may be in progress during the semester of application, but preference will be given to candidates who have completed the requirements at the time of application. A grade point average of 2.7 or better must be established in these courses, with no grade lower than C and none of these courses recorded as credit or no credit.
In addition, as part of the education major, candidates will need to complete EDS 378 - Universal Design for Learning: Elementary OR EDS 379 - Universal Design for Learning: Secondary AND EDT 370 - Technology in Education. These are called Flex Courses. Flex courses meet the same GPA and credit requirements as the prerequisite courses.
Flex Course 1 - This course is taken before OR after admission to the College of Education. It must be completed before Student Teaching. Candidates take:
Prerequisites required prior to admission to undergraduate teacher education:
Flex Course 2 - This course is taken after admission to the College of Education. It must be completed before Student Teaching.