Placement at the college level or completion of the appropriate exit-level developmental course(s) with a grade of C or better.
There are no corequisites for this course.
This is a survey course including historical, sociological, and
philosophical foundations of education, governance and finance of
education, educational policies, legal, moral and ethical issues and
the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided
information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Florida
Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. Students are
required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience
with children and youth in schools or similar settings and not via
virtual models of film or internet.
- Forrest W. Parkay. Becoming A Teacher, 9th ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9780132626149
Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
||The 15-hour service learning component is mandated by the State of
Florida. A student cannot earn a passing grade in this course
without completing the 15-hour requirement.
|Program Learning Outcomes:
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:
1. identify current and historical trends, issues,
and individuals who have influenced school curricula and the
development of the school system in the United States;
2. research and discuss characteristics of effective
3. compare and contrast various governance
structures, and will be able to identify the laws and crucial
court cases that influence education practices and programs;
4. assess the relationships between key educational
philosophies and the development of educational practices in the
5. review and recognize the economic issues that
affect schools including sources of funding, funding formulas,
school choice initiatives, tuition tax credit, and vouchers;
6. research and discuss the legal and civil rights
and responsibilities of students and teachers;
7. examine and discuss the attributes and ethical
standards of a professional educator;
8. describe the responses that schools use in
addressing social issues that affect the learner in today's
9. describe the impact of multiculturalism on schools and
10. research and identify career options in education.
|Methods of Evaluation:
Student evaluation of the stated learning outcomes and performance
objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the
polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is
included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for
each section being taught.
It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
|Student Email Accounts:
||Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.
||Pensacola State College does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, color, gender/sex, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information in its educational programs, activities or employment. For inquiries regarding Title IX and the college’s nondiscrimination policies, contact the Associate Vice President for Institutional Diversity/Title IX Officer at (850) 484-1759, Pensacola State College, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola, Florida 32504.