Skagit Valley College

Catalog Course Search Details

 Course Title:   Intro to Education

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO EDUCATION

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    202

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

Introduction to the history, philosophy, principles, learning theories, issues, and trends of education. Includes observations of educational models and exploration of career paths.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Social Sciences, Required for ATA degree, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
Gonzaga EDTE 101
WWU TRAN 2TT This course is viewed as a generic 200 level transferable and social science distribution course at Western.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Outline milestones in the history, philosophy and principles of education.
  2. Compare the educational philosophies and models of influential figures in the development of education.
  3. Describe the professional role of the educator in the program setting and the relationship of the educator to the child, family and community.
  4. Identify factors that influence children's ability to learn.
  5. Demonstrate a familiarity with the laws, standards and policies regarding education locally, statewide and nationally.
  6. Articulate an understanding and appreciation for the diversity of learners and their cultural, social and community context.
  7. Discuss issues and trends that currently impact children, families, educators and educational programs.
  8. State his/her philosophy of education.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Characteristics of effective teachers.
  2. Sociological, cultural and historical perspectives on the functions of school.
  3. Trends in education.
  4. Philosophical & historical foundations and theories of education.
  5. Legal and ethical issues in teaching.
  6. Classroom management.
  7. Effective instructional strategies.
  8. The school curriculum.