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1005
EDF

Introduction to Education

This is a survey course including historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, governanace and finance of education, educational policies, legal, moral, and ethical issues and the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with children and youth in schools or similar settings and not via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCSC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF1005 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1005H
EDF

Introduction To Education-Honors

Credit hours: 3

2085
EDF

Introduction to Teaching Diverse Populations

Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience should not be via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCSC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF 2085 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2085H
EDF

Honors Introduction to Diversity for Educators

Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experience should not be via virtual modes of film or Internet. Fingerprinting and background checks will be required of every student through their respective school district BEFORE any observations are undertaken at the public schools. GCCC has articulation agreements only with Bay, Gulf, and Franklin school systems for EDF2085 observations.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

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