Foundations in Early Childhood Education

What does it mean to be an educator in the 21st century? This course will have you analyze current issues surrounding teaching as a career.

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Foundations in Early Childhood Education

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

All courses include:

eTextbooks

2 to 3-day turnaround for grading

Multiple chances to improve your grade

On-demand tutoring & writing center

Student support 7 days a week

Foundations in Early Childhood Education

$79

Plus membership

3 Credits

About This Course

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ACE Approved 2023

During our Foundations of Early Childhood Education online course you will consider what it means to be an educator in the 21st century. Engage in activities that will help you understand the U.S. educational system by reflecting, comparing, and analyzing how our schools currently function and what areas need improvement. You'll also learn about the varying contexts of how community members, administrators, teachers, and students function within the educational system and how resources can impact how successful or unsuccessful schools can be. Foundations of Early Childhood Education will help you determine if education is the right career path for you.

Course Outcomes

Understand what it means to be in the teaching profession and how teacher preparation has changed over the years.

Engage in a reflective discussion about how teachers can foster students’ growth mindsets and help students develop their EQ while meeting the needs of learners with exceptionalities.

Apply how unconscious bias influences life in the classroom and how deficit, expectation, and cultural difference theories explain dissimilar academic performance among various racial, ethnic, and cultural groups.

Critically consider how the history of education (including the Colonial period, Common School movement, and the education of underrepresented groups) contextualized the way education in America was formed and then how the educational system evolved as a result of reform efforts, federal programs, and influential educators.

Engage in information discovery and analysis regarding some of the major philosophies of education in the United States today and identify some of the psychological and cultural factors influencing education.

Compare the parameters of educational equity and educational adequacy and understand how school boards and superintendents manage schools within confines of budgets and broader community constraints.

Create an outline for how school reform options have impacted public schools and for the role of teachers, community members, and students within those efforts.

Identify the formal and hidden curriculum taught in schools today and the cultural and political implications resulting from current reform efforts like the Common Core State standards and how technology is being integrated.

Demonstrate how teachers navigate their classrooms, set a stage for learning, and support effective instruction in a multitude of ways using different models of instruction.

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Course Text

Prefer the hard copy? Simply purchase from your favorite textbook reseller; you will still get the eTextbook for free. The required eTextbook for this course is included with your course purchase at no additional cost.

Teachers, schools and society (6th ed).

Sadker, D. M., Zittleman, K. R., & Koch, M. (2022). Teachers, schools and society (6th ed). McGraw-Hill.

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