Catalog 2021-2022

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EDU 300 Teaching Language Arts in the Secondary Schools (ESOL-infused course)

This is a specialized methods course for secondary English education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 302 Assessment and Continuous Improvement (ESOL-infused course)

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with knowledge of classroom assessment techniques needed to allow for continuous improvement for students and self. The course includes knowledge related to the creation of traditional and alternative testing techniques, the review of student assessment data, the assessment of teaching impact for reflecting on personal teaching experiences and the communication of student progress to stakeholders.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 305 Classroom Management and Critical Thinking (ESOL-infused course)

This course investigates theories and strategies enabling teachers to manage student behavior and solve classroom problems. Provides intervention and management techniques for teachers and teacher candidates using principles of applied behavior analysis. Examines frameworks for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community. Areas of emphasis include structuring the classroom for success, planning for instruction, managing materials and equipment, and assessing and managing student and group behavior. The course emphasizes acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher-order thinking skills and identifies strategies, materials and technologies that expand students' thinking abilities.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 306 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (ESOL-infused course)

This course is designed for the teacher candidate to understand the principles of scientifically based reading research as the foundation of comprehensive instruction that synchronizes and scaffolds each of the major components of the reading process toward student mastery. Teacher candidates will gain substantive knowledge of language structure and function and cognition for each of the five major components of the reading process, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and integration of major reading components. Students develop and analyze instructional strategies that promote understanding across all academic disciplines. At the completion of this course, teacher candidates will have a greater understanding of the reading process and will be able to apply this knowledge to maximize instructional effectiveness for students from varying academic backgrounds and diverse cultures. This course requires students to brainstorm, research, present information and engage in draft writing, revise writing and peer editing.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 308 Teaching Social Studies in the Secondary School (ESOL-infused course)

This is a specialized methods course for secondary social studies education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 309 Practicum (with Seminar) I (ESOL-infused course)

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates the opportunity to actively spend time in age appropriate classrooms with experienced teachers. During this experience, students will work with small groups of students, teach at least two lessons, critique a video of themselves teaching, receive feedback from the classroom teacher on their teaching, interview teachers about their use of technology, observe students when they participate in specials (PE, music, etc).

Credit Hours: 1

EDU 310 Teaching Science in the Secondary School (ESOL-infused course)

This is a specialized methods course for secondary biology education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 311 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School (ESOL-infused course)

This is a specialized methods course for secondary mathematics education majors. Topics include teaching methods and processes, evaluation procedures and curriculum development specific to secondary schools. Involves students in teaching simulations. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 312 Communication and ESOL Applications

For elementary education majors. This course provides a framework for synthesizing the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement and the 11 ESOL competencies in order to prepare pre-professional teachers with effective linguistic and cultural classroom-based practices. The focus of this course is on ESOL methods for comprehensible instruction, ESOL materials and curriculum, and ESOL assessment procedures for English language learners (ELLs). The final exam serves as a comprehensive overview of the ESOL components infused in the education program. An ESOL field experience is required for all students (EDU 319).

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 315 Teaching Literature and Language Arts in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

An examination of the language arts, the cognitive and literacy development of children, methods of instruction in the communication processes, the needs of the diverse learner, and the integration of language arts across the curriculum. A focus is the use of children's literature in teaching by examining genres, student responses and a balanced literacy program.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 316 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

A comprehensive survey of the basic methods of teaching reading in the elementary school. Examines the methods, materials and basic skills of teaching reading, with a focus on skill development in the intermediate classroom. Field hours required.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 317 Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to conduct investigations of ethics and learner diversity, including linguistic diversity with an emphasis on developing anti-bias strategies, curriculum and learning environments, as well as corresponding interaction between teacher and learner. The course provides research-based coverage of diversity and ethics issues while emphasizing contemporary topics such as creating a climate of openness, inquiry and support by practicing classroom strategies of acceptance, tolerance, resolution and mediation. Candidates will become proficient in the areas of diversity and ethics as specified in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to implement scientifically-based research instructional practices to ensure positive impact on student learning in the classroom.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 318 Teaching Reading Through Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction (ESOL-infused course)

This course is designed to provide elementary education teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for diagnosis and correction of mild to moderate reading difficulties with an emphasis on reading instruction guided by assessment. The physical, physiological, cognitive, language, emotional and socio-cultural correlates of reading disabilities are examined to help candidates understand the nature and causes of reading problems in grades K-6. Candidates will gain facility in the selection and use of formal and informal instruments for the early detection and correction of reading difficulties. The diagnostic-prescriptive model will be applied to help candidates acquire expertise in the analysis of children's reading diagnostic data and the implementation of developmentally appropriate instructional methods that address the needs of diverse student populations. Candidates will become proficient in planning and implementing reading instruction as specified in the Florida Reading Endorsement Competencies. Thus they will acquire knowledge of how to implement scientifically based reading research instructional practices in phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension to ensure positive impact on student learning in the elementary classroom. Field hours required (Practicum II).

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 319 ESOL Practicum (with Seminar) II

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with the opportunity to participate in more than 45 hours of ESOL field experience. Candidates will plan and implement ESOL-relevant instruction in one-to-one, small-group and large-group settings. This course introduces the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement in the following five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, and testing and evaluation of ESOL.

Credit Hours: 1

EDU 320 ESOL Observational Practicum

This course is designed to provide Professional Education Minors with the opportunity to conduct field-based observations in a secondary school and engage in seminar discussions regarding those experiences with a specific focus on English Language Learners (ELLs). During EDU 320 ESOL Observational Practicum, candidates will complete eight essential research-based tasks through observations and fieldwork in classroom settings. Candidates will 1) observe, 2) notice, 3) notate, 4) predict, 5) generate, 6) analyze, 7) critique, and 8) reflect. The eight (8) tasks will guide classroom observations and critical analysis of classroom life and facilitate the development of a realistic perspective of teaching.
Credit Hours: 1

Corequisites

EDU 358

EDU 325 Secondary Classroom Assessment

This course is designed to provide teacher candidates with knowledge of classroom assessment techniques needed to allow for continuous improvement for students and self.  The course specifically includes knowledge related to the creation of traditional and alternative testing techniques, the review of student assessment data, the assessment of teaching impact for reflecting on personal teaching experiences and the communication of student progress to stakeholders. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 329 Teaching Physical Education and Health in the Elementary School

Involves study and practice in elementary physical education methods. Examines and evaluates subject matter, methods and source materials for health programs. Field hours required.

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisites

Admission to teacher education program; intended major in physical education.

EDU 334 Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

This course provides elementary education teacher candidates with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching social studies in the elementary school curriculum. Candidates will become proficient in planning, implementing, and evaluating social studies instruction as specified in the Competencies and Skills Required for Teacher Certification in Florida: Elementary Education for Social Studies. Candidates will acquire knowledge of how to develop and implement scientifically-based instructional practices in the following curricular areas: history, geography, government and civics, economics, and assessment in social studies. Field hours required.
Credit Hours: 3

EDU 335 Secondary Classroom Management

This course investigates theories and strategies enabling secondary teachers to manage student behavior and solve classroom problems.  Provides intervention and management techniques for teachers and teacher candidates using principles of applied behavior analysis at the secondary level.  Examines frameworks for creating a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction and effective communication among members of the learning community in the 6-12 classroom.  Areas of emphasis include structuring the classroom for success, planning for instruction, managing materials and equipment, and assessing and managing secondary student and group behavior.  The course emphasizes acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher order thinking skills in the 6-12 classroom and students’ thinking abilities.  This course requires students to brainstorm, free-write, research, draft writing, revise writing, present information, and peer-edit. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4
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EDU 336 Instructional Laboratory I

Instructional Laboratory I will offer students the chance to provide learning experiences in specialized contemporary and education-related topics such as social-emotional learning, growth mindset, differentiation, data-led instruction, backward design, inclusive instruction, instructional leadership, exploratory practice, innovation, and content professional development. Instructional Laboratory I provides students with the opportunity to explore contemporary subject matter in education more thoroughly than is possible in a formal class.
Credit Hours: 1

EDU 345 Methods of Secondary Instruction

The Methods of Secondary Instruction course discusses how to teach effectively in today’s secondary schools.  This course develops an understanding of various learning modes, learning styles, multiple intelligence, questioning techniques, and other instructional strategies to engage students and be effective in today’s secondary school classroom.  This course demonstrates how to use effective lesson plan design as well as various assessment techniques.  The course is designed to provide teacher education candidates with an opportunity to study, reflect, question, become knowledgeable about, and develop skills in instructional methods while applying and practicing these methods in a collaborative and constructive setting.  Major topics include characteristics of effective and intentional teaching; student diversity, social justice and how understanding students influences learning; planning for instruction; creating effective lessons using a variety of approaches & technologies; classroom management; assessment of student learning; and professional development. For secondary education majors only.

Credit Hours: 4

EDU 354 Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I-Secondary (TESOL I)

Required for all secondary majors, this ESOL methods course introduces the Florida Teacher Standards for ESOL Endorsement in the following five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, and testing and evaluation of ESOL. The final exam serves as a comprehensive overview of the ESOL components infused in the education program. An ESOL field experience is required for all students (EDU 319).

Credit Hours: 3

EDU 358 Understanding TESOL

This survey course introduces the 5 Florida ESOL Domains and the 12 ESOL Performance Standards in the following five content areas: methods of teaching ESOL, ESOL curriculum and materials development, cross-cultural communication and understanding, applied linguistics, testing and evaluation of ESOL. This course will enable the participant to understand and respond to the diverse linguistic, cultural, and educational needs of English Language Learners (ELL) in secondary 6-12 content area classes.
Credit Hours: 3

Corequisites

EDU 320

EDU 377 Elementary Physical Education Curriculum and Practicum

This course provides an in-depth coverage of the various curricular models and developmentally appropriate teaching methods common at the elementary level in physical education. Students will be placed at a school to observe and teach physical education under the supervision of a licensed physical education teacher. Field study required.

Credit Hours: 3

EDU 380 Professional Development Clinical

This course is a clinical tutorial-based course that will provide students with additional, individualized and alternative curricula knowledge, skills and experiences to further develop the performance of teacher education candidates within the department of education.

Credit Hours: 0-3