This is a survey course that investigates the philosophical, historical and social/cultural character of education in the United States. It is intended to be an examination of how schools function organizationally. Discussions will include the role of education, system philosophy and trends which have shaped contemporary education; field observations are included. This course is a concentration requirement for both Special Education and Education associate degree programs. It is intended to be the first in a series of learning experiences for those interested in careers as teachers. 10 hours of classroom observation required. (TECP candidates have additional course requirements for the certification portfolio.) A $25 fee will be assessed to all students taking TECP 51C to cover the cost of clinical practice.
EDU 104C/TECP 51C