Tompkins Cortland Community College

EDUC201 - Introduction to Education


This course is designed to provide potential teachers with the opportunity to look closely at teaching as a profession. Students examine their individual motives for entering the field, and they gain first-hand knowledge through a 30-hour field experience in a K-12 classroom. Emphasis is placed on examining significant issues and trends in American education. The role of the family, the community, and society in the general process of education are explored. Student will develop an understanding of the New York State Common Core Standards. A thirty-hour field experience is required. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 101; one of the following: HSTY 201, HSTY 202, POSC 103, PSYC 103, or SOCI 101; MATH 090 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (3 Lec.) Fall and spring semesters.