Professional Education Courses

Required coursework for every teacher candidate offers the best opportunity for exposing the greatest number of future teachers in how to integrate knowledge of the world into their learning and teaching. Comparative studies in child development, human behavior, and social foundations, can bring a greater understanding of the world to students earlier in their student experience and can set the stage for deeper understanding as their studies progress.

Some campuses, such as the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, teach these courses in other countries to give students a deeply grounded experience in understanding another culture as part of their foundational education coursework. It requires additional leadership support for faculty to assist teacher candidates to deepen their knowledge of global issues, world regions, and cultures, and to learn new pedagogical practices they may not have experienced as students in these classes.

Professional Education Coursework: