Feb 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDU 2111 - Becoming an Elementary Teacher

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): COMM 1010 or COMM 1100

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s): ENG 1020

Description: This introductory course focuses on the role of the teacher in a 21st Century classroom. Students further develop critical thinking skills to examine the realities of schools in light of contemporary trends in education. Students explore expectations of professional elementary teachers in connection to state standards, state and federal regulations, and teacher evaluation trends. Topics include teachers’ current roles as instructional leaders and advocates in diverse communities as well as historical, philosophical, financial, and societal foundations in elementary education. Educational and instructional innovations in elementary education are overarching themes in the course. 

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