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.
Enrollment is a two-step process:
Obtain an Enrollment Code:
J. Blanca Lopez, Ph.D.
Ysleta Independent School District
Once you have contacted Dr. Lopez, she will email you a prepaid enrollment code to use to enroll at CE Credits Online.
CPE Credit: All courses are approved for CPE credit.
Upon Course Completion:
Obtaining Graduate Credits
We have partnered with regionally-accredited universities to provide graduate-level professional development credits for our courses.
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records.
Select the university (see University Partners tab) from whom you want your credits--the university or universities that are providing credits for a specific course are listed in the drop down in each course description.
CE Credits Online will email you instructions on how to pay for the credits ($55/credit).
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.
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.
Obtaining CPE Credits
Upon successful completion of your course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion for your records that will include the name of the course, the number of professional development hours completed and our CPE Provider number.
The Certificate of Completion is designed as a record that verifies that a professional development course was taken and passed.