Educational Foundations


The Department of Educational Foundations offers undergraduate and graduate courses providing the underpinnings of teacher education: diversity, philosophy, history, human development, educational psychology, learning, motivation, assessment, research, statistics, motivation and classroom management, technology and information literacy, and related areas. The Challenging Advanced Learners, Library Media and Standards and Assessment programs are also housed in Educational Foundations.

To be admitted into Professional Education, students are required to take a 9 credit foundations block. The foundations block introduces students to the portfolio, another requirement which consists of artifacts (evidence) of philosophy, reflective narrative, diversity and learning and development.The department also offers initial professional level licensure in school library media through an undergraduate minor, a graduate degree, or courses taken only for licensure.