This course meets online beginning Monday, August 20, 2012, and ends on Thursday, December 20, 2012.EDUC 1002 - Introduction to Education introduces the historical and contemporary framework of the American educational system. Students will learn about the teaching and learning processes and the legal, financial and ethical issues in today's schools. Understanding these various elements of education and teaching will help students make sound decisions about entering the teaching profession.
Course Units: 3
Course Grading: A-F
"Introduction to Education, Explorations in Teaching,” 2nd Edition
by Sara Davis Powell. The ISBN# is 978-0-13-708369-5
You will also need an access code for MyEducationLab ($38.50) which you can purchase directly from
http://pearsonmylab.com/ using the course code shipley46784
If you are on campus, you can get the text at the COS bookstore. If you are off campus, or the bookstore is out, there are several online sources to buy or rent textbooks such as www.half.ebay.com and www.campusbooks.com. The last time I checked, www.amazon.com offered free shipping to students. There is a site - www.cheapesttextbooks.com – that compares prices at various online sources. I am NOT recommending one site over another, and doing an online search will turn up many more sources. You can also get the book and access code in a bundle. Buying a used copy of the book and the access code from Pearson is probably the least expensive option.
To Succeed in this Course You Must Have the Textbook
However, we won’t be using it until the second week to give everyone a chance to get the book. The material and assignments for the first week will be posted for you.
While there are no prerequisites for this course, it is recommended that students be able to read and write college level material and ENGL 1001 is advised.
You will find the Course Syllabus and further information on the online course site.
Please be sure to use lower case.
EXAMPLE: John Smith's Etudes User ID would be josm12345 (if his Student ID number was S00012345)
Your password will be:
You can also find your Etudes login ID in Navigator. Go to the Home tab and it is the first link in the Etudes channel.
Office hours: Phone or chat sessions by appointment. E-mails will responded to within 48 hours, except for holidays and other notified times..
Please Note: You should receive a letter via email from the instructor before the class starts, so be sure to check your COS email account. You can do this by logging in to Navigator and clicking on the email icon (envelope) at the top right hand of the page.
Generally speaking, all communication at COS should go through the COS email system. Etudes however, allows other email addresses to be entered, so just make sure that you do have a current email address listed for you in Etudes. You can do this by clicking on "Account" when you're logged into Etudes and in your "Workspace."
I'm looking forward to meeting you in our online classroom!