Teacher Education

Teacher Education

The Department of Teacher Education offers a quality, professional teacher preparation program. Majors have the opportunity to prepare for ministry to children, youth, families, and communities through the profession of teaching. The programs offered through the Department are approved by the Florida Department of Education to prepare qualified majors for certification as teachers.

Foundational Core and Professional Semester

(Taken by all Teacher Education students)

The required Foundational Core courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDU 2000 Foundations of Education 3
EDU 2010 Life Span Development 3
EDU 3000 Instructional Technology 3
EDU 3010 Curriculum Design & Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 3020 Affirming Diversity 3
EDU 3175 Practicum I 1
EDU 3275 Practicum II 1
EDU 4175 Practicum III 1
EDU 4275 Practicum IV 0
EDX 3000 Foundations of Exceptional Student Education 3
EDX/U 3050 Assessment and Evaluation K-12 3
EDU 4070 Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL 3

The required Professional Semester courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDX/U 4055 Classroom and Behavior Management 3
EDU 4085 Teacher Education Internship 10

Elementary Education: Grades K-6

Major in Elementary Education: Grades K-6

The major in Elementary Education: Grades K–6 consists of 31 credit hours in education and 40 credit hours in foundational core and professional semester courses.The required Elementary Education courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDE 3020 Foundations & Curriculum of Early Childhood Edu. 3
EDE 3050 Intro. to Language Arts and Student Literature 4
EDE 3060 Art for the Elementary School 2
EDE 3070 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing 4
EDE 4000 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Reading & Writing Instruction 4
EDE 4010 Music for the Elementary School 2
EDE 4020 Physical Education for the Elementary School 2
EDE 4030 Science for the Elementary School 3
EDE 4040 Math for the Elementary School 4
EDE 4050 Social Studies for the Elementary School 3

English Education: Grades 6–12

Major in Secondary Education: English 6-12

The major in Secondary Education: English 6 12 consists of 46 credit hours in methods and English, and 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses.

The required methods and English courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
COM 2020 Media Literacy 3
COM 3012 Publishing Design 3
COM 3063 Communication Elements and Theories 3
EDE 3050 Intro to Language Arts & Student Literature 4
EDU 3040 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 4010 Methods of Teaching English 3
ENG 2020/1 World Literature I or II 3
ENG 2030/2/3 British Literature (choice of 3 courses) 3
ENG 2040 American Literature I 3
ENG 2041 American Literature II 3
ENG 3054 Shakespeare 3
ENG 4060 History of the English Language 3
ENG 3070 Advanced Composition and Grammar 3
  Plus 6 credits in upper-division English or reading methods courses 6

Exceptional Student Education: Grades K–12

Major in Exceptional Student Education: Grades K-12

The major in Exceptional Student Education: Grades K-12 consists of 32 credit hours in education and 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses.

The required Education courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDE 3050 Introduction to Language Arts and Student Literature 4
EDE 3070 Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing 4
EDE 4000 Diagnostic & Prescriptive Reading & Writing Instruction 4
EDE 4040 Math for the Elementary School 4
EDX 3030 Speech and Language Development and Disabilities 2
EDX 3060 Critical Teaching Strategies for ESE Students 3
EDX 4010 Instructional Strategies for Learning Disabled Students 3
EDX 4020 Instructional Strat Emotionally Handicapped Students 3
EDX 4030 Instructional Strat. for Students w/ Intellectual Dis. 3
EDX 4040 Social-Personal Skills Transition Planning ESE 2

Middle School Science: Grades 5–9

Major in Secondary Education: Middle School Science 5-9

The major in Secondary Education: Middle School Science 5-9 consists of 39 credit hours in teaching methods and science courses, 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Intern Semester courses, and 3 credit hours in upper-level EDU, BSC, SCI electives (recommended, but not required).

The required methods and Science courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BSC 1010 General Biology 3
BSC 1020 Advanced Biology 4
BSC 3110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BSC 3020 Ecology 4
EDU 3040 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 4040 Methods of Teaching Science 3
SCI 1020 Earth Science 3
SCI 1120 Chemistry I 4
SCI 2030 History of Science 3
SCI 2130 Physics I 4
SCI 2230 Physics II 4

Music Education: Grades K–12

Major in Music Education: Grades K-12

The major in Music Education: Grades K-12 consists of 39 credit hours in music, 8 credit hours in music methods, and 37 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses from the Department of Teacher Education. A minor is not required.

The required Music courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
MUS 2010 Piano Proficiency 0
MUS 2110 Music Theory I 3
MUS 2210 Music Theory II 3
MUS 3110 Music Theory III 3
MUS 3210 Music Theory IV 3
MUS 3000 Music Technology 3
MUS 3130 Music Literature and History I 3
MUS 3230 Music Literature and History II 3
MUS 3170 Conducting I 2
MUS 3270 Conducting II 2
MUS xxxx Ensembles 0
MUS xxxx Applied Lessons 14
MUS 2175 Recital Experiences 0

The required Music methods courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDU 4023 Music Methods for the Elementary School 2
EDU 4024 Music Methods for the Secondary School 2
MUS 3091 Strings 1
MUS 3092 Woodwinds 1
MUS 3093 Brass 1
MUS 3094 Percussion 1

MUS3000 meets the requirements for EDU 3000, Instructional Technology, in the Foundational Core for Music Education majors only.

Students who major in Music Education must be enrolled in Concert Choir each semester. Additionally, the student is required to be enrolled in private piano each semester until the piano proficiency has been completed.

Social Sciences: Grades 6–12

Major in Social Sciences: Grades 6-12

The major in Secondary Education: Social Sciences 6-12 consists of 39 credit hours in methods and social sciences, and 40 credit hours in Foundational Core and Professional Semester courses.

The required methods and Social Science courses are:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ECO 2001 Principles of Economics: Macro 3
EDU 3040 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas 3
EDU 4050 Methods of Teaching Social Sciences 3
GEO 2013 World Geography 3
HIS 1011 World History 1 3
HIS 1012 World History 2 3
HIS 1030 Early United States History 3
HIS 1040 Modern United States History 3
HIS 3024 Florida History 3
HIS 4054 Historiography 3
HIS 4020 History of American Government & Political Thought 3
PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3