EDF3214 Child/Adolescent Development and Learning, 3.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide an examination of the various stages of human development and their relationship to contemporary theories of learning including motivation of at-risk urban and special needs students. This course requires extra-curricular field experience in public schools. The field experience is to take place in non-traditional classroom events, such as extra-curricular, field trips, athletic events, art shows or performances. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
EDF4430 Classroom Assessment, 3.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this class is to help the pre-service teacher understand the principles of assessment, the different assessment strategies which can be used in the classroom, formative and summative evaluation, test construction, rubrics, alternative assessment and interpretation of standardized test information. This course requires15 hours of field experience in a public school. The course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
EDF4603 Critical Issues in Classroom Management, Ethics, Law, and Safety, 3.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this course is to introduce basic skills and knowledge for creating a safe environment that encourages learning, positive social interaction, and effective communication among students of diverse gender, ability, culture, language, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. The course emphasizes attitudes, language patterns, communication, values, and behaviors for eliciting and maintaining student learning as well as on-task behaviors. Included are methods and strategies for communicating and working safely and effectively with students, other school professionals, community members, and parents. The course examines public and private school law as it affects teachers' legal rights and legal responsibilities to students. The course covers ethical issues relevant to teaching and the development of one's personal professional ethics. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
EPI0940 Field Experience, 3.0 sem hrs
This course requires 45 hours of field experience in the public schools.
This course is intended to strengthen and reinforce strategies and techniques conducted in a fully accredited K-12 school setting. EPI candidates will complete 45 hours of direct observation and participate in lesson delivery, assessment, and collaboration with colleagues over the course of the term. This course requires 30-45 hours of field experience in the public schools. This course may be offered in the FA or SP ter
EDG4323 Professional Teaching Practices, 3.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this course is to provide the pre-service teacher with essential skills of planning units and lessons, selecting learning outcomes, appropriate activities, and methods of learning to achieve student learning outcomes and methods of assessment. This course requires 15 hours of field experience in the public schools. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
RED3012 Principles of Reading, 3.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this course is to introduce reading principles, procedures, and organization, current practices, analysis of reading materials, correlation with child development and investigation of research to the pre-service teacher. This course covers Reading Competencies 1 & 2. This course requires 15 hours of field experience in the public schools. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
SLS3355 Orientation to BS in Education Programs and EPI, 0.0 sem hrs
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the School of Education processes and overall expectations for disposition for teaching. Students will learn how coursework relates to their meeting the Florida Department of Education requirements for teacher certification, and how to ensure they remain a satisfactory candidate for graduation or program completion. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
TSL3080 ESOL Issues and Strategies I, 3.0 sem hrs
This course is designed to introduce the underlying theories and practices of teaching English to Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL). The goal of this course is to develop the foundation of knowledge necessary to prepare educators to understand the concepts upon which second language acquisition are based. The following areas will be addressed in the course: linguistics, effective strategies/methods, and curriculum to reach linguistically and culturally diverse students, multicultural education, linguistic and cultural issues in the area of assessment. The course will address the LULAC et al v. FDOE Consent Decree and the implications it has for students and teachers. This course includes 15 hours of field experience in the public schools. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.
RED4519, Diagnostic Assessments and Interventions in Reading 3.0 sem hrs
Beginning Spring 2020, this course is required for EPI program candidates working towards certification in Elementary K-6, Exceptional Student Education, or VPK-3 Education. This course covers Reading Competencies 3 & 4 on the topics of literacy assessments, diagnostic tools, multisensory techniques, literacy measures, and data collection for students with dyslexia. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term.