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  • Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education

  • 2 Credits, K-12, Instructional Strategies

Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
  • Today's Classroom: Foundations of and Current Trends in Education
  • Starting at $139

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This course will introduce you to American education, from its history and the governmental policies that have guided it, down to the actual workings within today's classroom. Education reflects the culture and values of society, and, when these change, education follows suit. Reform efforts in society have dramatically altered American education, and this course will present an overview of these changes and the challenges that beset the classroom teacher. The role of the teacher has changed significantly over the past decade. Teachers are the facilitators of acquiring knowledge rather than the possessors of knowledge. Students need to be active learners during their schooling experience, and the responsibility of education does not lie solely with the teacher; students, families and community members are all participants in the educational process of a child. This course will open your eyes to the world of education, and will equip you with teaching strategies to be an effective teacher.

  • comprehending the problem and identifying relevant data
  • analyzing the problem's internal structure to determine what type of problem it is
  • selecting a viable solution process and carrying it out
  • explaining the solution process both orally and in writing.

Objectives:

Participants will be able:

  • To introduce course participants to American education, from its history and the governmental policies that have guided it, down to the actual workings within today's classroom.
  • To identify the leaders affecting public education, including those considered innovators.
  • To discuss the development of a child, including the theories of Piaget, Vygotsky, Erikson and Kohlberg.
  • To identify and address individual differences in learning and diversity in the classroom.
  • To discuss the scientific approach to learning, including the behavioral, cognitive and constructivist theories.
  • To identify the factors that influence motivation.
  • To identify methods to create an environment that promotes better learning.
  • To discuss traditional versus alternative methods of assessment.

To Enroll in a Course:

  • Select either the Course + Credits option (credit fees are included and you will receive an official University transcript) or Course Only (you will receive a Certificate of Completion to use to obtain your Salary Class Change credit). 
  • If you select Course + Credits option, you will also select the university from which you wish to receive your credits.
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  • Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your course at eclassroom.cecreditsonline.org. You have 180 days from your purchase to complete your course.
  • If you have any questions, check out our FAQs or email support@cecreditsonline.org.

Credit Options

Course + Credits Courses

  • We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses. See our University Partners tab for a description. 
  • All courses taken for graduate-level credit receive both a Certificate of Completion for your records and an official University Transcript.
  • Upon completion of your course, CE Credits Online will forward all the required documentation to the University you selected.
  • The University partner will process your course completion and provide a transcript that includes the name of the course, course number, number of credits, and your grade.
  • You will receive directions on how to receive your transcript in email form, and you can also review the University Partners section of our website for more information.
  • Note: If you would like to take courses with Adams State University, please purchase the Course (only) version of the course and upon completion email support@cecreditsonline.org to inform us you wish to receive your graduate credit through Adams State University. The cost will be $55/credit and you will be instructed how to pay Adams State University directly.
  • You must check with your district to ensure the credits received will meet your specific requirements. We will not be held responsible if your school, district or state does not accept the credits issued.

To Receive Salary Class Change:

Unit members on contract seeking a salary class change must complete the Application for Salary Class Change form and submit both the CE Credits Online Certificate of Completion and the Application to the Certificated Personnel Office to receive Salary Class Change. You will be emailed a Certificate of Completion when you have successfully completed your course.

University pricing options

  • $140 - Augustana University - 2 Credits
  • $160 - Valley City State University - 2 Credits
  • $0 - Humboldt State University - 2 Credits
  • $0 - Adams State University - 2 Credits

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