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College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

ELED 242: Foundations of Elementary Education

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credits: 3


Examines the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of education as they relate to elementary schools, with a particular emphasis on teaching a culturally diverse population. Develops an understanding of the relationship between society and education. Notes: Requires school-based field experience during course. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: EDUC 200: Introduction to Teaching EDUC 301: Introduction to Diverse Learners
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

Current Sections

Upcoming Sections

  • Spring 2023, Section: 002*, CRN 20331, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Jennifer Coakley
  • Spring 2023, Section: 003*, CRN 23946, Format: Hybrid, Instructor: Kathryn Olson

*These sections are available to non-degree seeking students as well. To take courses without applying to a degree program, you'll need to submit an application as a non-degree seeking student. If you're interested in applying a course to a degree in the future, set up a call with an admissions counselor. All courses available in Summer 2020 will be offered online.

Prior Sections (partial list)