Bethel University ECI 500

Syllabus

  1. I.                    COURSE AND CREDIT

ECI 500                                          Foundations in Education                  3 credit hours

  1. II.                  TERM, YEAR, INSTRUCTOR;

CONTACT INFORMATION

May, 2011

Dianne Anderson Ph.D.

Office Hours (by appointment only)

McKenzie Special School District Technology Coordinator

MSSD phone 731-352-2246

Cell phone 731-234-7813

Email: andersond@k12tn.net, or andersond@bethelu.edu

  1. III.                COURSE PREREQUISITES /CO-REQUISITES

None

  1. IV.                CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course deals with the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education in the United States and addresses current societal and legal issues affecting education today and in the future. It will also provide a brief overview of legal and ethical issues affecting the profession.

  1. V.                  COURSE GOALS
    1. The learner will develop an understanding of the history in education and how it relates to the educator today.
    2. The learner will examine different philosophies of education
    3. The learner will look at the legal governance of schools
    4. The learner will look at curriculum
  1. VI.                RELATIONSHIP OF THIS COURSE TO CONTENT AREA KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

This course addresses TN Matrix knowledge and skills in Professional Education at the graduate level of study.

  1. VII.              REQUIRED TEXT

Johnson, J. A., Musial, D., Hall, G. E., Gollnick, D. M., (2011). Foundations of American education: Perspectives on education in a changing world (15th ed.). Boston: Pearson.

ISBN: 978-0-13-1038128-5

Koch, J. (2012). Teach.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

ISBN: 978-1-111-35181-6

Class Blog is located at http://eci500.wordpress.com

  1. VIII.            IMPORTANT DATES

Registration for December Graduation: September 30, 2010

  1. IX.                COURSE OBJECTIVES

The learner will:

  1. Be able to provide an overview of the history of education
  2. Describe and write a philosophy of education
  3. Discuss how to prepare for a future as an educator
  4. Discuss state and national educational organizations
  5. Be able to explain how schools are financed
  6. Identify knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teacher
  7. Identify legal principles that affect public education
  8. Discuss school curriculum
  9. Trace the steps to become a teacher

 

  1. X.                  IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All Graduate students will have to submit a portfolio with an artifact from every class. The artifact from this class is the Annotated Bibliography.

 

I will not tolerate Plagiarism. If you use information from another source, you must give credit!  See Academic Honesty Policy (attached).

NO CELL PHONE use during class time.

Each student must complete their Service Learning Requirements as required by the Graduate Education Office.

 

  1. XI.                REQUIRED READING

Journal Articles that relate to school finance, history of education, school law, school curriculum, educational philosophy, and becoming a successful teacher.

  1. XII.              SUGGESTED READINGS/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Any article, blog, or website that will help you understand the responsibilities that are incumbent on teachers.

  1. XIII.            COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Students will be required to hand in all assignments on time and participate in class discussions.

  1. XIV.             ATTENDANCE POLICY

Regular attendance is an expected part of professional behavior and is essential to the comprehension and understanding of course material. Credit will not be given to anyone missing more than 2 class meetings. Each absence will lower the final average by 10 points and each tardy* will lower the final average by 7 points.

*Tardiness is considered not being in class on time or leaving early.

  1. XV.              DISABILITY STATEMENT

Bethel University is committed to equal opportunity in education for all students, including those with documented disabilities. Please contact Sandy Louden if you have a diagnosed disability or if you believe that you have a disability that might require reasonable accommodation in this course. Bethel University policy states that it is the responsibility of students to contact instructors to discuss appropriate accommodations to ensure equity in grading, experiences, and assignments.

 

  1. XVI.            ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Students are responsible for proper conduct and integrity in all of their scholastic work. See attached Academic Honesty Policy.

  1. XVII.          DISABILITY STATEMENT

Bethel University is committed to equal opportunity in education for all students, including those with documented disabilities. Please contact Sandy Louden if you have a diagnosed disability or if you believe that you have a disability that might require reasonable accommodation in this course. Bethel University policy states that it is the responsibility of students to contact instructors to discuss appropriate accommodations to ensure equity in grading, experiences, and assignments.

  1. XVIII.        ASSIGNMENTS
  1. Participate in classroom discussions and best practices for educators activities focused on the assigned chapter including quizzes and other assignments– 100 pts.
  2. Meet and interview a practicing administrator—Paper and presentation on Interview—200 pts.
  3. Annotated Bibliography of 10 articles relating to issues in education—200 pts.
  4. Work with My Education Lab and complete five case studies–100 pts.
  5. Final—200 pts.
  6. Midterm—100 pts.
  7. Resume, Timeline and Philosophy—100 pts.
  8. Comment on the Class Blog—100 pts.
  1. COURSE CONTENT/ UNITS OF INSTRUCTION/COURSE CALENDAR

May 16: Class Introduction. Why teach?  And Teaching as a Career.  (NCATE Standard 6). Read Chapters 2 and 3 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick. Read Chapter 3 in Koch.

May 17: History of Education. Hand in Resume Read Chapters 4 and 5 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick and Chapter 2 in Koch (NCATE Standards 4 and 5)

May 18: Philosophies of Education, Hand in Timeline, Read Chapter 8 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick and Chapter 4 in Koch (NCATE Standards 4 and 6).

May 19: Sociological Foundations of Education, Hand in Philosophy Read Chapter 9 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick.  (NCATE Standard 4).

May 20: School Finance, Midterm Read Chapter 10 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick and Chapter 6 in Koch.

May 23: Legal issues in education

May 24: Presentations about Administrator Interview Due, Read Chapter 11 and 12 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick and Chapters 8 and 9 in Koch (NCATE Standard 6)

May 25:  Curriculum Read Chapter 13 in Johnson, Musial, Hall and Gollnick and  Chapters 7 and 8 in Koch. (NCATE Standards 4 and 5)

May 26: High Quality Teachers—Annotations due Read Chapter 10 in Koch. (NCATE Standards 4, 5, and 6)

May 27: Why Teach? Final

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