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
Morality/Values/Character
Professional issues (Legal liabilities/responsibilities, professional conduct, organizations, and role definitions)
Past & Current Influences on Education (Philosophies, Theories, and Ideologies)
Pragmatism (Dewey)
Jeffersonianism
Humanism
Connectionism (Thorndike)
Behaviorism (Skinner)
Constructivism
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

169 users submitted test results since February, 2006.
158 of those users reported a passing score (93%).

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
Apr 17, 2020passed406
Feb 19, 2020passed448
Oct 19, 2019passed435
Aug 28, 2019failed356
Aug 20, 2019failed348
Aug 19, 2019passed403
May 19, 2019failed382
Jan 21, 2019passed407
Dec 15, 2018passed413
Dec 3, 2018failed396
Live, unfiltered results posted by InstantCert students

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