Welcome to the online version
of the Foundations of Education course
So you are considering
a career in teaching? Or you are already teaching, and need to
make sure you qualify for your teaching certificate...... or you
need the credits to renew your teaching certificate....
Either way, you've
entered a wonderful field that is very challenging while extremely
rewarding. This course is one of your first steps into a world
where you touch the future through the children you teach.
course will be conducted totally online. Students will be expected
to have the proper connection and technological equipment and
skills to participate in the course.
This equipment consists of:
An internet connection
of at least 56K baud is recommended.
An updated browser
(Netscape 4.0+ or Internet Explorer 5.0 +)
You may be instructed
to download software as needed to view different files as
the course progresses.
***An online course
takes as much commitment as a face to face course. So plan on
putting just as many work hours into the course as you would in
a regular course. You will be reading what you normally hear in
a classroom, as well as corresponding with your teammates on a
regular basis. So please put time aside to take care of your commitment
to this course. It can be any time of the day that you would like,
but be sure to plan time at least several times a week to check
into the course website.***
Experiences - 30 hours
Undergraduate students are required to do
30 hours in field experiences which contributes to the total time
they need for certification. Students should be observing or working
in a local school for at least 2 hours a week. One of these observations
MUST be a local school board meeting, and another MUST be a PTA
meeting at a local school. Documents needed for the Field
Experience can be found on the Course site, under Course Documents/
For more details on Field Experiences, please
contact the instructor or the Education Office at 719-549-2681.
Graduate students are expected
to visit, observe, and reflect on a visit to a school board meeting,
or a Site Based Decision Making meeting. The time element is flexible.
Overview of Modules -
course will consist of 5 modules taught over 15 weeks. Students should
plan on spending at least 3 hours to review the online materials,
as well as 3 - 6 hours to complete the assignments each week.
module will be taught using a different pedagogy
as an example. This is done
to give participants ideas they will be able to use in their classrooms.
1 This is the beginning module required to be taken at
the start of all modules. You will be developing your online personality,
meeting your classmates, and testing your own learning style.
You'll also learn about online etiquette, and how to get around
in our online classroom. As part of the requirements of this module,
you'll create your own mini web page about yourself.
2 You will learn about the History
& Philosophy of Education by working in cooperative online
groups to research a period of history and create a group presentation
about the philosophy of education during that time period in history.
You will utilize an online Discussion Board to learn, through
other students presentation, about other periods of history. You
will write your own philosophy of education.
Module 3 You
will become familiar with 20th Century federal and local education
policies and their influences
on education. You
will utilize and fine tune
your research skills to be able to discuss educational
issues.You will begin creating your teaching portfolio, and become
familiar with Colorado Standards.
You will use the Case Study
method to explore the influence of culture, gender, language,
and ability on classroom performance
You will need the login and password
you were given when you registered for this course. Point your
Browser to http://blackboard.colostate-pueblo.edu/.
Fill in your login and password when prompted to do so. If you
do not have a USC login and password, you will need to contact
the Education Office at 719-549-2681.
If you have been enrolled
in the class by our office, the course site will show up in your
window as D TEP Schulz ed202. Simply click on those
words, and you should be in the class site.
If you have not been
previously enrolled, you will need to click
on the Courses tab and type in ed202
in the search box on the left . Once you find our course in the
list, click on the Enroll button on the far right
side. You will need to click on OK a couple of times,
and then you should be in the site.
If you have trouble,
contact our office at 719-549-2169. While you are waiting for
assistance, you can browse the following beginning activities
for the course:
Syllabus and Course Outline
can be found on the Course site, under Course Documents.
fun, and welcome aboard!