Skip top navigation

ELED 542: 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. School-based field experience required. Offered by School of Education. Limited to two attempts. Equivalent to EDUC 542.
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to the Elementary Education licensure program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Special scale.

Current Sections

  • Summer 2024, Section: C03, CRN 43495, Format: Online, Instructor: Debra Sprague

Upcoming Sections

  • Fall 2024, Section: 001*, CRN 75286, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Debra Sprague
  • Fall 2024, Section: 004*, CRN 77045, Format: Face-to-Face, Instructor: Debra Sprague

*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)