E-Learning Course Information for Students

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TitleIntroduction to Education
Course NumberEDF 1005
DepartmentSocial Sciences
Text/MaterialsPlease refer to the GCSC Bookstore website http://doresstore.gulfcoast.edu/ for the most recent textbook information.

DescriptionThis is a survey course including historical, sociological and philosophical foundations of education, governance 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.
InstructorPatricia Schenck
OfficeSocial Sciences Building, Room 227 (SS 227)
Instructor Emailpschenck@gulfcoast.edu or contact instructor through Canvas
Instructor Phone850-873-3577 x 3577
On-Campus and Testing RequirementsOnline classes may require proctored exams which can be taken for free at any GCSC campus or with the use of testing software for online exams. Please CLICK HERE to make your test appointment.
Note: CCAF designation identifies courses approved for military GEM program
American Disability Statement:
Any student who feels she or he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Office of Disability Support Services at 850-872-3834 or in the Student Union East room 59. The Office of Disability Support Services will coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.