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TEACHER EDUCATION (UNDERGRADUATE)

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.

Program Mission and Outcomes

The mission of the Teacher Education Department is to support and facilitate student success toward academic excellence, Christian character, leadership preparedness, and service commitment in preparation for their entering the field of education as effective educators who demonstrate a positive impact on student learning in their classrooms.

Students majoring in Education will meet the following three outcomes which coordinate with Warner University’s mission to provide academic excellence.

  1. A student majoring in Education demonstrates knowledge of the subject matter.
  2. A student majoring in Education uses knowledge of the subject taught to deliver instruction.
  3. A student majoring in Education demonstrates understanding of theory, standards, and pedagogy of the teaching profession.
Foundational Core and Professional Semester

The following courses are taken by all Teacher Education students.

The required Foundational Core courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDU 2000Foundations of Education3
EDU 2005Intro to Education Major0
EDU 2010Life-Span Development3
EDU 3000Instructional Technology3
EDU 3010Curriculum Design & Instructional Strategies3
EDU 3020Affirming Diversity3
EDU 3175Practicum I1
EDU 3275Practicum II1
EDU 4175Practicum III1
EDU 4275Practicum IV0
EDX 3000Foundations of Exceptional Student Education3
EDX/U 3050Assessment and Evaluation3
EDU 4070Comprehensive Strategies for ESOL3

The required Professional Semester courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDX/U 4055Classroom and Behavior Management3
EDU 4085Teacher Education Internship10
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:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDE 3020Foundations and Curriculum of Early Childhood Education3
EDE 3050Intro. to Language Arts and Student Literature3
EDE 3070Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDE 4000Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading and Writing Instruction3
EDE 4030Science for the Elementary School3
EDE 4035Science and Social Studies Content for Elementary2
EDE 4040Math for the Elementary School4
EDE 4050Social Studies for the Elementary School3
Students must take two courses from the following:
PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDE 4015Art for the Elementary School2
EDE 4020Physical Education for the Elementary School2
EDE 3040Teaching Reading In The Content Areas3
Secondary Education: English Education: Grades 6–12
Major in Secondary Education: English Education: Grades 6-12

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

The required methods and English courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
COM 3063Communication Elements and Theories3
EDE 3050Intro to Language Arts and Student Literature3
EDU 3040Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
EDU 4010Methods of Teaching English3
ENG 2020World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or3
ENG 2021World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary3
ENG 2030British Literature: Medieval to 1785 or3
ENG 2032British Literature: 1785 to Contemporary3
ENG 2040American Literature: Beginnings to 18653
ENG 2041American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary3
ENG 3054Shakespeare3
ENG 4060History of the English Language3
ENG 3070Advanced Composition and Grammar3
 plus 12 credits in upper-division English, communication or reading methods courses6

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:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDE 3050Introduction to Language Arts and Student Literature3
EDE 3070Methods of Teaching Reading and Writing3
EDE 4000Diagnostic and Prescriptive Reading and Writing Instruction3
EDE 4040Math for the Elementary School4
EDX 3025Behavior Analysis and Positive Behavior Supports2
EDX 3030Speech and Language Development and Disabilities2
EDX 3060Critical Teaching Strategies for ESE Students3
EDX 4011Instructional Strategies for Students with Intellectual and Learning Disabilities4
EDX 4020Instructional Strategies for Students with Autism and Emotional Disabilities3
EDX 4040Social-Personal Skills Transition Planning ESE2
EDU 3075Behavior Analysis Practicum*0-1
EDX 3035Writing the IEP*1
EDX 3040Teaching Reading In The Content Areas3

*Elective courses

Middle School Science: Grades 5–9
Major in Secondary Education: Middle School Science: Grades 5-9

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

The required methods and Science courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
BSC 1019Biology I4
BSC 1020Biology II4
BSC 3110Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BSC 3020Ecology4
EDU 3040Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
EDU 4040Methods of Teaching Science3
SCI 1020Earth Science3
SCI 1120Chemistry I4
SCI 3130Physics I4
SCI 3230Physics II4

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:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
MUS 2010Piano Proficiency0
MUS 2110Music Theory I3
MUS 2210Music Theory II3
MUS 3110Music Theory III3
MUS 3210Music Theory IV3
MUS 3000Music Technology3
MUS 3130Music Literature and History: Medieval to Classical3
MUS 3230Music Literature and History: Classical to Contemporary3
MUS 3370Conducting3
MUS xxxxEnsembles0
MUS xxxxApplied Lessons14
MUS 2175Recital Experiences0

 

The required Music methods courses are:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDU 4023Music Methods for the Elementary School2
EDU 4024Music Methods for the Secondary School2
MUS 3091Strings1
MUS 3092Woodwinds1
MUS 3093Brass1
MUS 3094Percussion1

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 Ensemble (vocal or instrumental) each semester. Additionally, the student is required to be enrolled in private piano each semester until the piano proficiency has been completed.

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Secondary Education: Social Sciences: Grades 6–12
Major in Secondary Education: Social Sciences: Grades 6-12
The major in Secondary Education: Social Sciences: Grades 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:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
ECO 2001Principles of Economics: Macro3
EDU 3040Teaching Reading in the Content Areas3
EDU 4050Methods of Teaching Social Sciences3
GEO 2013World Geography3
HIS 1011Early World History3
HIS 1012Modern World History3
HIS 1030Early United States History3
HIS 1040Modern United States History3
HIS 3024Florida History3
HIS 4054Historiography3
HIS 4020History of American Government and Political Thought3
PSY 2000Introduction to Psychology3
SOC 2000Introduction to Sociology3