EDU 211 - INVESTIGATING ISSUES IN EDUCATION (3)

This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will explore issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. (Prerequisites: Exit or exemption from Learning Support Reading and English). The course will include 10 hours of field experiences.

EDU 212 - EXPLORING DIVERSITY IN EDUCATION (3)

This course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine: (1) the nature and function of culture; (2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; (3) definitions and implications of diversity; and (4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy. The course will include 10 hours of field experiences.

EDU 213 - EXPLORING LEARNING & TEACHING (3)

This course is designed to explore key aspects of learning and teaching through examining learning processes with the goal of applying knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational settings and contexts. Field Experience Required. The course will include 10 hours of field experiences.

EDU 221 - FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION (3)

This course is designed as an introduction to the teaching profession. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the professional educator, including ethical and effective practice. Additionally, students will examine the social, historical and philosophical perspective and methods of inquiry used in the analysis of educational issues. Activities utilizing the current use of technologies in effective teaching will be a course component. Fifteen clock hours of a public school field experience are required.
Prerequisite: EDU 211

EDU 222 - HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT (3)

This course is an introduction to scientific facts and principles that explain human growth and development. Students will gain knowledge of the teaching process as it evolves from the study of human growth and development, learning and instruction. Fifteen clock hours of a case study will be required.
Prerequisite: EDU 211

EDU 227 - IDENTIFICATION & INSTRUCTION OF EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS (3)

This course is an introduction to the wide range of abilities and exceptionalities representative of students in schools and teaching practices that are effective with these abilities. Current technologies that are directly related to effective teaching with exceptional learners will be utilized. Fifteen clock hours of a public school field experience with exceptional learners is required.
Prerequisite: EDU 211
Offered Spring

EDU 237 - SPECIAL TOPICS—E-FOLIO ASSESSMENT (1-3)

A combination of instruction and lab activity to complete a working electronic portfolio for assessing student mastery of skills and knowledge applicable to the profession of teaching.
Prerequisite: ENG 111 and EDU 211
Offered Spring