Introduction to Education
3 Credit Hours

Course Description

Emphasis is on the appraisal of the teaching profession, work and certification of teachers, consideration of administrative organization, instructional procedures and contemporary problems at both the elementary level and the secondary level. It includes a study of the historical and sociological foundations of education.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Software and Hardware Requirements
The students will need to have access to the internet and e-mail and will also need access to Word 95 or higher or Works.

There is one assignment and one assessment for each of 15 topics.  These submissions consist of:

  1. 10 worksheets
  2. 19 Papers
  3. 1 Extra Credit assignment
Computer Literacy Requirements
The student must have previous experience working with computers and the Internet; must be able to use e-mail and be able to send attachments via e-mail.
The student must have access to the software and equipment listed above.

Instructor: Jay Birkey