Theoretical foundations of education with emphasis in the historical, legal, ethical, philosophical, and political areas. Emphasis on the intersection of legal, political, historical, social, and philosophical contexts of both areas. A field experience is required.
- Assess their underlying beliefs and values to clarify their own philosophy as a professional educator that would include legal and ethical issues.
- Integrate and apply their underlying beliefs to building a learning community.
- Examine historical events that influence candidates’ education philosophy.
- Describe the historical context of American education (i.e., the social and cultural condition of PK-12 schools).
- Examine the legal roles, protections, and responsibilities of members of the school community (i.e., teachers, teacher assistants, counselors, parents, and students).
- Evaluate policy formation in American Education with special attention to policy development at federal, state, and local governmental levels.
- Analyze the legal, political, and philosophical underpinnings of American Education.
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