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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDC 210 Introduction to Community Education

3 Credit(s)
This course engages students in exploring teaching and learning environments outside the school setting and beyond the traditional role of the classroom teacher. Students will explore the ways in which community organizations support and augment the work of schools by providing innovative spaces and programs to ignite the imagination of children and adults about the possibilities of their own lives. Students will be introduced to the variety of community educator roles and contexts and examine issues of reciprocity and cultural competence, with links to academic work. They will begin the practice of community education by engaging in projects in field sites; e.g., out-of-school and after-school programs; community centers; cultural, environmental and social service agencies; faith-based programs; LGBT organizations. Three lecture hours per week. Requires at least 15 hours of fieldwork. Required for the B.S. in Education: Educational Studies-Community Education concentration. Prerequisite: EDC 115 .