2019-2020 Catalog

EDFD - EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS

EDFD 2020 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION

This course is designed to acquaint the student with a survey of educational thought and practice in the United States. An understanding of the history and philosophy of instruction and the laws and court cases that affect it helps lay a foundation for analyzing contemporary problems in education. Governance, finance, and the role of personal educational philosophy are included. Furthermore, students will participate in an extensive practicum experience for prospective educators in an accredited school under the supervision of a classroom teacher. This practicum provides an opportunity to tie course concepts to actual field experience. A minimum of forty hours of classroom time will be spent in a classroom at the teaching level being considered by the student.

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Prerequisites

EDCI 1000 and recent background check through the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) or instructor approval

EDFD 2100 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the understanding of psychological concepts, principles, and research relevant to teaching and learning with an emphasis on the school setting.   Furthermore, students will participate in an extensive practicum experience for prospective educators  in an accredited school under the supervision of a classroom teacher. This practicum provides an opportunity to tie course concepts to actual field experience. A minimum of forty hours of classroom time will be spent in a classroom at the teaching level being considered by the student.

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Prerequisites

EDFD 2020 (C or better) and background check or instructor permission.