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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDS 3130 - Foundations of Educational Psychology and Philosophy

Credits: 4 (4 + 0)

Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory completion of General Studies requirements in Social and Behavioral Sciences I; at least sophomore status

Corequisite(s): EDS 3140

Description: This course is designed to teach the foundations of psychology and philosophy, especially as they apply to teaching in middle and high school settings. The course addresses four essential questions: “How do peoplelearn?” “Why do we have schooling?” “Who decides what and how students are taught?” and “What do teachers do?” In the context of those questions lie theories and practical applications in educational philosophy, psychology, historical foundations, and governance. Students will apply appropriate methodologies to understanding and describing behaviors. Particular attention is given to curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the classroom. This course requires concurrent enrollment in EDS 3140, a 60-hour field experience in which teacher candidates apply educational theories to classroom settings.

General Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences II

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