Department: EDU Education
This course provides an introduction to middle level and secondary education including a study of current and past educational practices, historical changes and philosophies of education. Educational beliefs and elements of the teaching profession specific to grades 4-12, as well as the role of education in culture and society are examined. Objectives and methods of middle and secondary school education are also discussed. Ten hours of field experience throughout the semester are required. Students must have three current clearances: FBI Fingerprint Clearance, a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History clearance, and a Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare Child Abuse History clearance, and meet the local requirements of the field placement.