2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDUC& 202 Introduction to Education (5 credits)

Distribution Area Fulfilled General Transfer Elective
Formerly EDUC 201 - CCN

Course Description
A survey of history, philosophy, principles, issues, and trends in American Education. Includes opportunities for observations of educational models and exploration of career paths.

Student Outcomes
1. Describe the history, philosophy and principles of the American education system.
2. Discuss current issues, trends, and career opportunities.
3. Describe current principles of behavior guidance and their influence on learning.
4. Compare and contrast developmentally appropriate instruction and assessment strategies.
5. Recognize the need to differentiate curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of culturally, linguistically, and ability diverse students.
6. Explain how teaching and learning are influenced by individual experiences, abilities, and prior learning.
7. Describe the impact of America’s changing demographics and the implications for the classroom.
8. Define the role of the educator in the program setting and describe the nature of relationships among children, parents, educators and educational programs.

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