Foundations, Inquiry and Community Education
Providing a framework for all professional educators
These fundamental courses provide an important framework for teachers at all levels and in all subject areas.
You’ll enjoy beginning your teaching career with a strong foundation in educational history, philosophy, theory and socio-cultural contexts. Our goal is to help you become a reflective, informed and socially aware member of the educational community as well as a valuable member of the communities at large served by schools and school districts of all sizes.
The challenges faced in the profession are great, but the truth is they always have been. The Foundations, Inquiry, & Community Education Department will show you how what’s happening today fits into a larger story. Our hope is that you’ll make more informed decisions throughout your career thanks to the core lessons you’ll learn.
The Department of Foundations, Inquiry, & Community Education Offers:
- Assessment Certificate
- Outdoor Education Certificate
Graduate Core Courses
Undergraduate Core Courses
- Introduction to Teaching: Exploring Teaching as a Career
- Teaching and Learning Process
- Social and Professional Issues in Education
Our Mission and You
The Department of Foundations, Inquiry, and Community Education is committed to an understanding of the origins, influences, and dynamics of education, inquiry as a foundation for what we know and do; and learning within and about the community. The Department values the democratic exchange of ideas and partnering with the communities it serves.