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Course SummaryEducation 101: Foundations of Education has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Complete the course at any time to learn from expert instructors, take practice quizzes and get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective of Education 101 is to provide you with a historical and theoretical foundation for contemporary teaching practices, including landmark court cases and influential figures.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Summarize education in colonial times, the Freedmen's Bureau, school desegregation, the impact of the Space Race on math and science education, modern divisions of public schools and describes standardized testing efforts in the 21st century.
- Examine the impact of several well-known pioneers in the field of education throughout history and modernity.
- Break down the major thinkers and theories presented by Jerome Bruner, Alfred Binet, B.F. Skinner and Howard Gardner, Bloom's Taxonomy, the 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development, Piaget's Cognitive Development theory and Thorndike's behavioral theory.
- Appraise philosophies as behaviorism, constructivism, critical theory and humanism and present practical teaching applications for information processing theory, Jeffersonianism, pragmatism, realism and progressivism.
- Explain the impact of A Nation at Risk, the Education For All Handicapped Children's Act, Goals 2000 and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Morrill Land-Grant Acts and discuss No Child Left Behind and Title IX.
- Compare and contrast the role the local Board of Education, the state and federal government play in public education.
- Describe the function and purpose of Individualized Education Plans, Section 504 regulations for public schools, and current efforts in improving gender equality in education.
- Identify requirements and political activism of the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Education 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Education 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Education 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|History of Education in the United States||Get an overview of education in colonial times and explore the role that religion played in colonial schools. Examine the Freedmen's Bureau, Progressive Era education reforms, school desegregation, and the impact of the Space Race on math and science education. Identify modern divisions of public schools and describe standardized testing efforts in the 21st century.|
|Pioneers of Education||Examine the impact of several well-known pioneers in the field of education. Compare Thomas Jefferson and Booker T. Washington's views on education and assess the impacts of Horace Mann, Noah Webster, John Dewey and Maria Montessori, among others. Study Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi's theories on education.|
|Psychology's Impact on Education||Delve into psychological theories presented by Jerome Bruner, Alfred Binet, B.F. Skinner and Howard Gardner. Analyze Bloom's Taxonomy, Erikson's stages of psychosocial development, Piaget's cognitive development theory and Thorndike's behavioral theory. Link these and other psychological theories to education.|
|Major Philosophies of Education||Survey such philosophies as behaviorism, constructivism, critical theory and humanism. Study practical teaching applications for information processing theory, Jeffersonianism, pragmatism, realism and progressivism, among other theories.|
|Education Court Cases, Legislation and Federal Documents||Explore A Nation at Risk, the Education For All Handicapped Children's Act, Goals 2000 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Review how the growth of colleges and universities was impacted by the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. Discuss No Child Left Behind and Title IX. Take a look at Supreme Court decisions in Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka and Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.|
|School and System Governance||Analyze the role of the local Board of Education, emphasizing specific powers of the board. Examine the roles state and federal government plays in public education.|
|Special and Inclusive Education||Explore the purpose of Individualized Education Plans and outline Section 504 regulations for public schools. Study special education qualifications, culturally responsive teaching theory and the tiers of Response to Intervention. Examine efforts to improve gender equality in education.|
|National Professional Organizations in Education||Recognize the political activism of the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers. Learn about their membership requirements. Discover various field-specific professional organizations.|
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