- Course type: Self-paced
- Available Lessons: 112
- Average Lesson Length: 8 min
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If you're looking for a cost-effective way to earn three hours of college credit, consider using this study guide to prepare for the DSST Foundations of Education exam. Our experienced instructors walk you through video lessons that hit on all the important education topics and terminology. Use them along with the matching transcripts and quizzes to discover contributions made by the country's first educators and explore some of the issues facing teachers today.
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Syllabus & Course Information
The video lessons included here are designed to help you meet learning objectives addressed by the DSST Foundations of Education exam. By the time you reach the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the history of Education in the United States.
- Assess the impact of pioneers in the field of education, including Thomas Jefferson and John Dewey.
- Compare the cognitive and behavioral theories presented by the likes of Skinner, Thorndike and Piaget.
- Survey such philosophies as behaviorism, constructivism and humanism.
- Explain the impact of key education legislation, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Title IX.
- Compare the roles of local educational boards, state governments and the federal government in public education.
- Outline regulations designed to improve gender equality and provide inclusive education to students with disabilities.
- Describe the membership requirements and political activism of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers.
- Understand the influences and issues facing education in contemporary America
- Detail the technological issues faced in education
There are no prerequisites for this introductory education course.
Altogether, this course contains 64 lessons divided into eight chapters. Our modular format allows you to skip ahead or go back to the topics you're interested in studying, and you can watch the instructional videos or read the transcripts included here as many times as you need.
When you're ready to learn how well you've absorbed the material, there are self-checking lesson quizzes, chapter quizzes and a practice final exam at your disposal. Our experienced instructors are also available to answer all of your education questions.
DSST Foundations of Education Exam Information
A one-semester educational foundations course covers the same topics tested by this DSST exam. Students might take this class to meet course prerequisites for a school's teacher education program.
- Number of Questions: 100
- Question Type: Multiple-choice
- Time Limit: 2 hours
- Number of Credits: 3
- Exam Cost: $80
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The DSST Foundations of Education exam can be used to earn three hours of college credit for far less than the cost of enrolling in a traditional course. Plus, this transferable form of credit can be yours in less than a week when you use this study guide to prepare.
Study Schedule for the DSST Foundations of Education Exam
This short course includes just over six hours of instruction, which means you can be ready for the test with just two days of study time. If you'd prefer a more measured approach, use the chart below to weigh your options. While the lessons are self-paced, an idea of when you can expect to finish the course might help you schedule a test date.
|Study Frequency||When You'll Be Ready for the Exam|
|3 hours a day; 3 days a week||Less than 1 week|
|2 hours a day; 3 days a week||1 week|
|1 hour a day; 3 days a week||2 weeks|
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