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2011-2012 Catalog

Instructional Area

Foundations of Education (FEDU)


Instructional Area | Course Numbering System | Course Punctuation

FEDU 3321:

Educational Foundations for Teaching
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Understanding and analyzing of historical, cultural and psycho-logical influences upon individual and group behavior.

FEDU 3330:

Current Issues, Mandates, and Special Populations In American Schooling
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Introduces current philosophical, socio-political, and economic forces affecting education. Survey of topics addressing cultural diversity and special populations in secondary school classrooms. Teacher certification only.

FEDU 4310:

Human Learning and its Application to Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education Program.
A survey of theories of learning including behavioral, cognitive and information processing theories. Application of learning theories in the public school classroom will be emphasized. (Replaces PSY 4320 for Education plans)

FEDU 6300:

Special Topics in Foundations of Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
May be repeated when topics vary.

FEDU 6321:     

Foundations of Educational Research
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
The scientific method applied to educational problems; systematic application of hypothesis formation and decision-making through elementary research design principles, survey procedures and historical analysis.

FEDU 6322:

Foundations of Educational Measurement
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Construction, usage and interpretation of teacher-made and standardized testing instruments; consideration of reliability, validity and processes of educational evaluation.

FEDU 6323:

Cultural & Social Foundations of American Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite: Admission to the Teacher Education VOICE Program Analysis of social, political and economic forces that impact education in the United States. (Formerly: Cultural Foundations of American Education.)

FEDU 6331:

Human Growth and Development
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
An introduction to the current theories and empirical research with emphasis on the physical, affective, psychosocial, and cognitive development of humans throughout the lifespan.

FEDU 6332:

Adult Development
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Theories of adult development and implications for adult learners. Explores theories of cognitive, intellectual, and epistemological adult development. Topics include the nature of adult development, psychological and socio-cultural aspects of adult development, and implication for instruction.

FEDU 6333:

Principles of Human Learning
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Applications of behavioral, social and cognitive theories of learning. Particular emphasis will be placed on cognitive theories of learning, metacognitive skills and how to promote metacognitive skills to develop self-regulated learners.

FEDU 6334:

Foundations of Adult Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
Overview course designed to give participants an understanding of the field of practice in adult education. It will offer an overview of the major historical developments of adult education, particular to the U.S. and will examine the philosophical roots of adult education.

FEDU 6335:

Diversity and Adult Education
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course entails an analysis of diversity in the adult educational context. Various psychosocial developmental factors of diverse identity groups and the influence of these variables on adult instruction will be studied.