Credits: 1 to 3. Open only to selected undergraduate students.
In-depth study of a problem that relates to teacher preparation. The project must be approved and supervised by a department faculty member.
Integrated Teaching in Elementary Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEX 3070; Coreq: LAE 4314 and SSE 4312.
This field component is an intensive experience completed during the integrated semester in language arts and social studies in the inclusive classrooms. (S-U)
An overview of education, teaching and schools; a survey of historical, philosophical and social foundations; and an orientation to professional education and the code of ethics. Thirty hours of field experience is required. This is the first of three prerequisite core courses (EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations and EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology) for students who plan to be teachers.
History of Education in the United States
The development of American schools and major problems in American education, with emphasis upon the relationships among the schools, intellectual movements and social institutions. (H)
Social Foundations of Education
The educative effects of social structures and social values and the issues involved in appraising these effects, including the resulting social demands upon schools. (S)
Sociological and Historical Foundations of Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: department permission for freshman/sophomore-level students.
A sociological and historical analysis of schooling in American society. Aims of education are examined in relation to social structures, institutions and values; subcultures; social stratification; school law; and democracy and the sociology of the teaching profession.
Global Issues in K-12 Education
Overview of current global issues and strategies for incorporating them into the K-college curriculum.
Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
Purposes, organization, curriculum and issues of elementary and secondary schools and roles of educators.
Curriculum and Instruction for Secondary Learners
Develop curriculum and instruction focused on secondary school.
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
Topics will vary.
Examination and development of beliefs about teaching, learning, children, subject matter and the purposes of early childhood education in a democratic society.
Introduction to Educational Technology
An introduction to computer productivity (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, painting, drawing, layouts); multi-media (media design, digital video, presentation); communications (Internet, ERIC); educational software (computer-aided instruction, public domain software); interactive media (linked environments, one-to-many, presentations using electronic tools); reference materials (electronic encyclopedia, atlases, clip art, libraries, Internet); instructional applications (techniques); and ethical, legal and social issues.
Production and Utilization of Educational Media
Study of educational production and utilization concepts. Experience will be gained using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
Integrating Technology in the Elementary Curriculum
Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
Prepares elementary majors to effectively use technology in teaching and learning.
Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum
Students gain experience with curriculum design and course development, which assumes use of technology.
Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in Secondary Education
Basic strategies for curriculum planning, instruction, classroom organization and student behavior management
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 10 credits. Open only to selected undergraduate students.
In-depth study of a problem that relates to preparation as secondary education teachers. The project must be approved and supervised by a department faculty member.
Introductory class on genres of children's literature, critical response theory, strategies for critically evaluating books for instructional and aesthetic purposes, and strategies for generating personal, critical and aesthetic responses to literature from diverse and inclusive student populations.
Language Arts for Diverse Learners
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEX 3070, and 3ECD or 3EMR classification; Coreq: SSE 4312 and EDE 4942 Integrated Teaching.
Analysis of content, materials and methods for teaching language arts in an inclusive elementary school classroom.
Language Arts for Diverse Learners in Early Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: RED 3309.
The course will focus on the early developmental levels of writing and different definitions of “writing,” including writing as composing, writing as spelling/encoding and writing as handwriting. The course will address instructional strategies appropriate for teaching young children to write and will explore instructional approaches from different theoretical perspectives.
Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
Introduces prospective teachers to teaching secondary mathematics and science (grades 6-12).
Content and Methods for Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary Classroom Part I
Credits: 3; Prereq: elementary education majors.
Analysis of the content and methods necessary to effectively teach content from the number, algebra, and geometry strands of mathematics in the inclusive elementary classroom. Provides pre-service teachers with the underlying content and pedagogical content knowledge necessary to effectively teach mathematics.
Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School
Credits: 3; Prereq: 3ECD or 3EMR classification.
Analysis of content, materials and methods of teaching mathematics in the inclusive elementary classroom. Prepares the future teacher of mathematics for facilitation of instruction to meet the needs of all children, including children with disabilities.
Middle School Mathematics Methods
Mathematics materials, planning, presentation and assessment for the middle school classroom.
Secondary School Mathematics Methods and Assessment
Methods and materials for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.
Practicum in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: Secondary Mathematics Teaching 1 and Secondary Mathematics Teaching 2; or Secondary Science Teaching 1 and Secondary Science Teaching 2.
An overview of principles for teaching secondary school mathematics (grades 9-12) for prospective teachers.
Secondary Mathematics Practicum
Utilizing effective presentation techniques, activities and evaluation strategies appropriate for secondary school mathematics classes.
America Reads Tutoring Strategies
Credits: 2 to 3.
Effective strategies for helping children who struggle with reading in one-on-one tutor situations at school or in a community setting.
Teaching Reading in Primary Grades
Study of constructivist theory of how children learn and the sociopsycholinguistic theory of language learning. Focuses on how children construct knowledge about and learn to use written language.
Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading Instruction
Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3710.
This course provides students with knowledge to support emergent literacy in young children and teaching beginning reading in the early primary grades. This course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences that will prepare them to teach in a variety of applicable educational settings.
A study of the fundamental knowledge necessary to teach basic reading skills in the elementary school classroom.
Reading in the Intermediate Grades
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEC 3706.
Theory and practice for teaching reading in grades 3-6. This course developes expertise in literacy strategy and instruction in the classroom. Instruction is always embedded in the context of current educational policies. Participants will also become familiar with current research on reading, recent educational policy development and issues of teaching in a diverse society.
Credits: 3; Prereq: Elementary education majors
Provides an overview of integrated science content essential for developing K-6 science curriculum. The course will include science-specific pedagogy and translation of the science content knowledge into grade specific activities aligned with the national science content standards for K-12 and the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.
Elementary Science Methods for the Inclusive Classroom
Credits: 3; Prereq: ECD or 3EMR classification.
Materials and methodology related to teaching the concepts and processes of science. The pre-service teacher who completes this course will be prepared to teach science concepts and processes to all children, including those with disabilities.
Environmental Education Methods and Materials
An introduction to the history, philosophy and status of environmental education and exposure to current environmental education teaching approaches, activities, programs and curricula in school and non-school settings.
Advanced explorations of secondary science pedagogy and curriculum.
Social Studies for Diverse Learners
Credits: 3; Prereq: EEX 3070 and second-semester standing in the elementary ProTeach program; Coreq: LAE 4314 and EDE 4942 Integrated Teaching.
Study of goals, methods and evaluation procedures for social studies curriculum in elementary schools (K - 6).
Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching Mathematics and Science
An introduction to the evidence-based teaching practices necessary to design and deliver excellent mathematics and science instruction. The students will engage in early field experiences in a local elementary school classroom to explore mathematics and science teaching as a career.
Step 2: Inquiry Based Lesson Design in Mathematics and Science Education
Credits: 2; Prereq: SMT 1661 with minimum grade of C.
An introduction to inquiry-based lesson design that supports effective instructional techniques for middle school mathematics and science teaching.
Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Teaching
Credits: 3; Prereq: SMT 1661 and SMT 1662.
Investigates theories of knowing and learning in mathematics and science and implications for teaching secondary mathematics and science. (S)
Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science Education
Credits: 3; Prereq: SMT 1661, SMT 1662 and SMT 3100 with minimum grades of C .
Overview of principles for teaching middle and secondary school mathematics or science through an exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum and technology as they promote learning and impact equity.
Apprenticeship in Secondary Mathematics and Science Teaching
Credits: 4; Prereq: SMT 3100, SMT 1661 and SMT 1662 with minimum grades of C.
UFTeach capstone experience. Students apply previously learned techniques and theoretical perspectives of mathematics or science education within a secondary school classroom setting.
ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Classrooms
Examines issues of language and culture relevant to school-age learners of English as a Second Language (ESOL).
ESOL Curriculum, Methods and Assessment
Credits: 3; Prereq: TSL 3520.
Course extends students' understanding of ways that language and culture affect second-language learners' participation and learning in elementary classrooms. Students will create appropriate and challenging curriculum content, materials and assessments to create meaningful and equitable learning environments for native English speakers and second-language learners.
ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
Overview of the issues relevant to ESOL learners and develops the skills to teach ESOL students in content area classes.