This course is a pre- or corequisite to all education courses. This course is an introductory study of the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of the American educational system; it should be the first course in a student’s education curriculum. It concentrates on current issues such as multicultural education, disabilities, affective, cognitive, and vocational education programs. The study reviews current impacts on curriculum, SC Standards, students, and teachers and examines career opportunities in education. Students begin the EXPANDED ADEPT portfolio and begin using the Converse electronic system powered by Livetext. Offered Fall, Spring, Jan, and once during summer terms.