TETD 812: History of Teacher Education
This course examines the history of teacher education and its relationship to schools and society from the 19th century to the present in the United States. It concludes study of institutions, organizations, and politics as contexts that shape teachers, teaching and teacher education. Students explore historical and contemporary analyses of curriculum and pedagogy in normal schools, teachers' colleges, school districts, state colleges, elite universities, and alternate routes to teaching. They engage in an analysis of the enduring dilemmas of teacher education practices and policies and the impact of race, ethnicity, language, social class, gender, and (dis)ability on the structures, processes, and outcomes of teacher education.
Prerequisites: Admission to Teacher Education and Teacher Development (TETD) program or departmental approval.