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.
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 the salary advancement or recertification course or courses for Washington State teachers you wish to take.
Choose the version of this course you would like to take: Course + Credits (you will receive an official University transcript) or Course Only (you will receive a Certificate of Completion).
If you want Clock Hours, select the Course Only option of the course you wish to take.
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Upon purchase, you will receive an email receipt and be able to login to your course in our eClassroom. You have 180 days from your purchase to complete your course.
We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses. See University Partners tab for more information on our university partners. All courses taken for graduate credit receive both a Certificate of Completion and an official University Transcript.
Select Course + Credits option of the course(s) you wish. Credit fees are included in the cost of the course.
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 receive your academic credits from Adams State University, please purchase the Course Only option of the course, and, upon completion, email firstname.lastname@example.org informing us you wish graduate credit from Adams State University. We will email you instructions. Each graduate credit costs $55.
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.
Course Only Courses
We offer all of our courses as a Course Only option that can be used to meet your Washington State recertification or professional development needs, such as Clock Hours. (Check with your district to verify eligibility).
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course and number of professional development hours completed.
The Certificate of Completion acts as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.
Obtaining Clock Hours:
Upon completion, you will automatically receive your Certificate of Completion via email.
Send your Clock Hour Form and payment for Clock Hours to:
Registrar Registrar at Olympic ESD 114
105 National Avenue N
Bremerton, WA 98312
Angela Wageman Registrar
Angela Wageman at (360) 405-5801
Email: email@example.comBridgette Golden Registrar
Bridgette Golden at (360) 478-6868