The Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) requires teacher candidates to complete coursework to cover Professional Education competencies, in addition to other subject area criteria. When you apply for educator certification with the FLDOE, they will review your transcripts and then send you a Letter of Eligibility, which will describe the requirements that you still need for Professional Certification. Many teacher candidates will need to complete at least 15 credit hours of coursework in education courses. Your letter will describe the professional education areas that you need to learn about within your course work. Please refer to the list below to identify the classes that our ITPP certificate offers to cover each of the professional education areas that you can potentially find on your letter.

General and Professional Preparation ruling: Professional Education areas for state certification requirements

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EDF 6237 Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment*

Students will examine prominent developmental and learning theories in depth and their implications for instruction and assessment. Key issues in educational psychology will be explored. (Fall and Spring, 3 credit hours)

  • Child and adolescent development including theories and principles of learning
  • Educational assessment practices that include analysis and application of data from statewide standardized assessments and other multiple sources to improve instruction and learning

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Taylar Wenzel

EDG 6415 Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management*

Students are exposed to various methods of delivering instruction, as well as organizational and management skills. Students microteach and view lessons to develop reflective practices. (Summer, Fall and Spring, 3 credit hours)

  • Effective instructional techniques, strategies, and materials to meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities;
  • Classroom management with a focus on creating safe learning environments for students

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Taylar Wenzel

RED 5147 Developmental Reading*

Principles, procedures, organization, and current practices in the elementary reading program. Materials and methods of instruction. (Fall, Spring and Summer, 3 credit hours)

  • Applications of research-based instructional practices in reading

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe

OR

LAE 5496 Disciplinary Literacy in the Content Areas*

(SSE Applications of research-based instructional practices in reading)

This course is designed to assist in understanding of adolescent reader and writer and will examine theory, strategies, resources and implementation options of disciplinary literacy specifically in the content areas. (Spring, 3 credit hours)

  • Applications of research-based instructional practices in reading

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Elsie Olan

TSL 5085 Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms*

Teaching K-12 Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. Florida standards regarding cross-cultural communication, ESOL curriculum, and materials, ESOL methodology, testing and evaluation of ESOL students, applied linguistics. (Summer, Fall and Spring, 3 credit hours)

  • Instructional strategies for teaching students of limited English proficiency including instruction in the English language
  • Teaching experience cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Michele Regalla

EDF 6727 Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal and Safety Issues Related to Education*

Analysis of critical issues in education including social, ethical, legal, and safety concerns which impact the quality of education. (Summer, Fall and Spring, 3 credit hours)

  • This course can be used towards the required 15 hours of FLDOE required education course electives.

Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Randall Hewitt

CO-REQUISITE

Option 1:

  • EEX 5051: Exceptional Children in the Schools (3 credit hours) (This is not a certification course)
  • Other elective as approved by advisor

Option 2:

Special Methods

One course from any of the Teacher Education MAT Program Tracks listed below.
Curriculum and special methods of teaching

Art Education*
ARE 5359 Teaching Art K-12
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Debra McGann

Transition from university art practices to public school teaching of art. Organize, design, and analyze art learning for students K-12.
Summer/ 4 credit hours

English Language Arts Education with ESOL Endorsement
LAE 5346 Methods of Teaching English Language Arts
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Elsie Olan

Designed for alternative certification and Masters of Arts students to explore the strands, methods and materials related to school curriculum in teaching English.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Mathematics Education
MAE 5336 Current Methods in Secondary School Mathematics
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Enrique Ortiz

Required special methods course for mathematics 6-12 certification. Assessment, curriculum, technology, practical classroom ideas and activities.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Middle School Mathematics
MAE 5327 Teaching Middle School Mathematics
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Erhan Selcuk Haciomeroglu

Students will develop skills in planning and delivering mathematics instruction in grades 5-9. The use of technology, cooperative learning, ESOL, and manipulatives is considered.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Middle School Science
SCE 5325 Teaching Middle School Science
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Malcolm Butler

This course will provide experiences that promote effective science teaching in grades 5-9 including interdisciplinary teaming, technology use, ESOL, and inquiry in science.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Science Education-Biology
SCE 5337 Issues and Methods in Secondary School Science Education
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Malcolm Butler

Secondary science education special methods course is designed to augment students' understanding of instructional methods and their applications to middle and high school science curriculum.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Science Education-Chemistry
SCE 5337 Issues and Methods in Secondary School Science Education
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Malcolm Butler

Secondary science education special methods course is designed to augment students' understanding of instructional methods and their applications to middle and high school science curriculum.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Science Education-Physics
SCE 5337 Issues and Methods in Secondary School Science Education
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. Malcolm Butler

Secondary science education special methods course is designed to augment students' understanding of instructional methods and their applications to middle and high school science curriculum.
Fall / 3 credit hours

Social Science Education
SSE 5790 Inquiry and Instructional Analysis in Social Science Education
Faculty Course Leader: Dr. William Russell

Study of instructional programs in social science education and related scholarship; development of an inquiry about the intersection of theory and practice in social science teaching.
Fall / 3 credit hours