Course: Orientation to the Schools (ED-190W-1) 

A weekly seminar including an overview of major events and court decisions that have affected public schools during the nation's history, and a consideration of social, political, and legal issues on individual schools and school districts, as well as various challenges teachers experience as part of their daily routine. Students are expected to write several brief papers and keep reflective journals, as well as to participate in electronic discussion forums. Because this course is designated as a writing course, students will be required to make use of the Writing Center as they write their papers. Considerable attention is given to the process of developing professional ePortfolios. This course includes a field experience requirement consisting of forty hours spent in a school environment under the supervision of a site supervisor. Offered annually in spring. 2 credits









8:00 AM 9:20 AM

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