Course Outline for EPI0020 - PRO FOUNDATIONS

Full Course Title: Professional Foundations (IC)
Course Description:
This course provides the participant with the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. Topics include: history and philosophy of teaching, school governance, school finance, school law, ethics and excellence, school purpose, and continuing professional development.
Credit Hours: 2.00 Clock Hours: 30.00 Lecture Hours: 30.00
Lab Hours: Clinical Hours:
Funding Category: Educational Prep Institute
General Education Status: No
Geordon Rule: No
Pre/Co-requisite: Prerequisites: Bachelor's degree and 2.5 GPA
Materials/equipment/Links required by student:
Course Effective Term: Fall 2016
Course Outline Creation Term: Fall 2007
Course Outline Revision Term: Spring 2009

Special Fees:

  • There are no Special Fees for this course.

Methods of Assessment:

  • Objective Tests
  • Projects
  • Group Participation
  • Other

Learning Outcomes

General Education Learning Outcomes:
Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
Humanities: Demonstrate an awareness of and an ability to effectively analyze creative works.
Mathematics: Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.
Natural Sciences: Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles or processes about the natural world.
Social Sciences: Understand and apply sociological, cultural, political, psychological, historical and economic principles to a global environment.
Institutional Learning Outcomes:
Critical Thinking: Engage in purposeful reasoning to reach sound conclusions.
Ethics: Demonstrate the ability to make informed decisions based on ethical principles and reasoning.
Global Awarness: Exhibit a sense of social, cultural and global responsibility.
Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, organize and use information.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the history, philosophy, and purpose of American education.
  • Differentiate school models.
  • Analyze the makeup of today's student population and the social problems in today's schools.
  • Explain how schools are governed and financed.
  • Discuss curriculum, assessment, and the influences on/of each.
  • Identify ethical and legal issues teachers face.
  • Discuss issues faced by new teachers.
  • Analyze characteristics of effective teachers.
  • Validate the need for continuous professional development and growth for teachers.