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EDN 216 Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspective on Diversity in Educational Settings 5qh

This course is designed to equip future teachers with the fundamental knowledge of understanding culture and teaching children from diverse backgrounds. Specifically, this course is designed to examine 1) the nature and function of culture; 2) the development of individual and group cultural identity; 3) definitions and implications of diversity, and 4) the influences of culture on learning, development, and pedagogy. This course has a required ten-hour field experience component. The field experience, in a public school, must be successfully completed in order to receive a passing grade in the course.

EDN 226 Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 5qh

This course engages students in observations, interactions, and analyses of critical and contemporary educational issues. Students will investigate issues influencing the social and political contexts of educational settings in Georgia and the United States. Students will actively examine the teaching profession from multiple vantage points both within and outside the school. Against this backdrop, students will reflect on and interpret the meaning of education and schooling in a diverse culture and examine the moral and ethical responsibilities of teaching in a democracy. This course has a required ten-hour field experience component. The field experience, in a public school,  must be successfully completed in order to receive a passing grade in the course.

EDN 236 Teaching and Learning 5qh

This course allows students to explore key aspects of learning and teaching. The students will examine their own learning processes and those of others, with the goal of applying this knowledge to enhance the learning of all students in a variety of educational settings and contexts. This course has a required ten-hour field experience component. The field experience, in a public school,  must be successfully completed in order to receive a passing grade in the course.