FDN - Foundations of Education

Department of Leadership and Educational Studies, Reich College of Education

Graduate Courses in Foundations of Education (FDN)

Additional offerings by the department include courses in Higher Education (HE), Instructional Technology Computers (ITC), Library Science (LIB), Leadership in School Administration (LSA), and Research (RES)


Terry McClannon, Department Chair

Foundations of Education (FDN)

FDN 5500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand.

FDN 5530-5549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand. Subject matter may vary from term to term depending on student interest and need. A student may enroll more than once in a selected topics course provided that the content does not duplicate that of the previous course. Limit of six hours credit.

FDN 5800. History of American Education (3).S. A study of the historical development of education in the United States. Special emphasis is given to educational concepts and practices as they relate to political, social, and cultural development in the growth of a system of public education.

FDN 5801. Education of the Culturally Diverse (3).F. A general survey of situations encountered by the teacher in a culturally diverse society. An emphasis on the development of the empathetic teacher and the creation of teacher strategies and materials. [Dual-listed with FDN 4800.]

FDN 5810. Education in Appalachian America (3).S. A course designed to assist the teacher of mountain children in understanding the pupil and school in the Appalachian culture. Various Appalachian cultural descriptors and their effect on schooling will be discussed with attention to the creation of teaching strategies and materials. [Dual-listed with FDN 4810.]

FDN 5840. Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (3).F;S. An examination of the philosophical assumptions which appear to influence education policy decisions and an examination of social forces which impact on education - particularly the process we call schooling. Inquiry into significant social and philosophical issues in education is a major component.

FDN 5861. History of Postsecondary Education in America (3).F. The study of the development of colleges and universities, community, junior, and technical colleges; and the adult and community education movements. The impact of movement in education, internationally on the development of postsecondary education in America are explored. The study of current issues and problems in postsecondary education is included.

FDN 5989. Graduate Research (1-9).F;S. This course is designed to provide access to University facilities for continuing graduate research at the master's and specialist's levels. Graded on an S/U basis. FDN 5989 does not count toward a degree.

FDN 5999. Thesis (3-4).On Demand. For (077) Instructional Technology Specialist only. Graded on an SP/UP basis until the thesis has been successfully defended and received final approval, at which time all grades will be changed to S.

FDN 6500. Independent Study (1-4).On Demand.

FDN 6530-6549. Selected Topics (1-4).On Demand.

FDN 6600. Historical Survey of Reading Education (3).F. Provides student with breadth and depth in the evolution of the field of reading. History of the field will be studied along the following subdivisions: 1) sociology of reading, 2) physiology and psychology of reading, and 3) pedagogy of reading.