DSST* Study Guide

Foundations of Education

The only study guide that teaches you what you need to know to pass the Foundations of Education exam (with no prior knowledge needed), and is constantly updated based on student feedback to guarantee you the best possible results.

About the DSST* Exam

The Foundations of Education DSST exam covers the material that would typically be taught in an undergraduate introductory course on the American education system. InstantCert's course for this subject will provide you with a good grasp of the main theories and philosophies of education as well as an understanding of the issues we face in education today.

Topics Covered in this Course

Contemporary Issues in Education
Equity for cultures, sexes, individuals with special needs, and diverse economic groups
Governance (level of control, funding/financing, and forms of governance)
Control and content of curriculum
Professional issues (Legal liabilities/responsibilities, professional conduct, organizations, and role definitions)
Past & Current Influences on Education (Philosophies, Theories, and Ideologies)
Pragmatism (Dewey)
Connectionism (Thorndike)
Behaviorism (Skinner)
Cognitive-developmental (Piaget, Erikson)
Past & Current Influences on Education (Democratic Ideals)
Constitutional influences
Court decisions
Past & Current Influences on Education (Social/Economic Influences)
Interrelationships between contemporary issues and influences, past or current, in education.

Customer Test Results for this Exam

174 users submitted test results since February, 2006.
164 of those users reported a passing score (94%).

Below are ten of the most recent user-submitted test results. These are unfiltered, real results that were submitted by InstantCert students:

Date of ExamResultScore
May 9, 2024passed428
Jun 1, 2023passed466
Jun 3, 2022passed426
Dec 11, 2021passed419
Nov 22, 2021passed424
Nov 1, 2020passed416
Apr 17, 2020passed406
Feb 19, 2020passed448
Oct 19, 2019passed435
Aug 28, 2019failed356
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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