EDUC-103 Introduction to Teaching

This course is an introductory study of education. The emphasis is on teaching as a profession and current educational practices. Highlighted in this course is the role of education in American society and the historical, cultural, and philosophical forces that have influenced the school. Particular attention will be paid to the changing needs of society which underlie the institution of the school. This course will examine a variety of practical ethical issues and educational problems using the tools of philosophical analysis and moral theory. This is four credit course that includes a 5-hour field experience. All Education Department clearances must be obtained by the beginning of this course. 4 SH.