EDU 50000 Foundations of K-12 Education

This course consists of a general introduction to the area of elementary and secondary education for the graduate student seeking teacher certification. Teacher candidates will review educational law and ethical codes and apply them to classroom scenarios. Teacher candidates will examine the spectrum of diversity in the context of schools. Class presentations covering a variety of education topics will be required. Teacher candidates will be introduced to learning standards and objectives, Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s taxonomy. An early level field experience is required, which may include a Saturday commitment. Teacher candidates must obtain a clear criminal background check to participate in the field experience. A nominal fee is required for requesting a background check. Teacher candidates will also pay a site license fee for their portfolio.