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  • School of Teaching and Learning
    College of Education
    EDE 4905 Individual Study
    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.
    EDE 4942 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)
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    EDF 1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession
    Credits: 3.
    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 for those who plan to be teachers. EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators and EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology continue the sequence.
    EDF 3083 International and Comparative Education
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EDF 3604.
    Examines the political, economic, and cultural contexts of schooling in various parts of the world; introduces theoretical perspectives and comparative methods for interpreting the significance of educational policies and practices in light of globalization.
    EDF 3514 History of Education in the United States
    Credits: 3
    The development of American schools and major problems in American education; emphasizes the relationships among the schools, intellectual movements and social institutions. (H)
    EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    EDF 3609 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.
    EDF 4930 Schools on Screen: American Education in Popular Media
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EDF 3604.
    Explores how the movies and television have portrayed educators and students over time; investigates the ways in which those representations have helped to shape popular impressions of American schooling.
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    EDG 4003 Global Issues in K-12 Education
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of current global issues and strategies for incorporating them into the K-college curriculum.
    EDG 4203 Elementary and Secondary Curriculum
    Credits: 3.
    Purposes, organization, curriculum and issues of elementary and secondary schools and roles of educators.
    EDG 4930 Special Topics
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 12 credits.
    Topics vary.
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    EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces computer productivity (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, painting, drawing, layouts); multimedia (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.
    EME 3044 Issues and Trends in Educational Technology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 3813.
    Introduces the field of educational technology and its history and allows an exploration of current topics and trends in educational technology research and application.
    EME 3319 Design and Development of Educational Multimedia
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 3813.
    Introduces the principles, methods, and tools for the design and development of multimedia applications including incorporation of sound, animation, still images, video, and other media in educational technology.
    EME 3813 Technology-Enhanced Learning Environments
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
    Analyzes how people learn in technology-enhanced environments, outlines how the design of technology-enhanced systems can support or undermine learning, and considers critical issues for instructors, designers, and learners in the digital age.
    EME 4010 Distance Education Research and Practice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 3813.
    Examines the concepts, technologies, and issues related to the analysis, design, development, implementation, policy-making, and evaluation of distance education courses and programs. Create an online module based on design principles and quality guidelines.
    EME 4200 Production and Utilization of Educational Media
    Credits: 4.
    Studies educational production and utilization concepts. Experience gained in using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
    EME 4320 Instructional Development for Teaching and Learning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 4673.
    Design and develop instructional materials using emerging technologies. Topics include programming, authoring packages, design principles, and development procedures. Development includes web-based and mobile-based authoring and programming activities.
    EME 4401 Integrating Technology in the Elementary Curriculum
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 2040.
    Prepares elementary majors to effectively use technology in teaching and learning.
    EME 4406 Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum
    Credits: 3.
    Gain experience with curriculum design and course development, which assumes use of technology.
    EME 4673 Introduction to Instructional Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EME 3813.
    Introduces the processes, methods, and techniques involved with systematic design on instruction. Topics include needs assessment, goal analysis, learner and context analysis, performance objectives, assessment instruments, instructional strategies, development procedures, formative and summative evaluation.
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    ESE 4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management in Secondary Education
    Credits: 3.
    Basic strategies for curriculum planning, instruction, classroom organization and student behavior management
    ESE 4905 Individual Study
    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.
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    LAE 3005 Children's Literature
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces 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.
    LAE 4314 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.
    LAE 4604 Language Arts for Diverse Learners in Early Education
    Credits: 3; Prereq: RED 3309.
    Focuses on the early developmental levels of writing and different definitions of “writing,” including writing as composing, writing as spelling/encoding and writing as handwriting. Addresses instructional strategies appropriate for teaching young children to write and explores instructional approaches from different theoretical perspectives.
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    MAE 2364 Explorations Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces prospective teachers to teaching secondary mathematics and science (grades 6-12).
    MAE 3312 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.
    MAE 4310 Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3ECD or 3EMR classification.
    Analyzes 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.
    MAE 4320 Middle School Mathematics Methods
    Credits: 3.
    Mathematics materials, planning, presentation and assessment for the middle school classroom.
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    RED 3307 Teaching Reading in Primary Grades
    Credits: 3.
    Studies 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.
    RED 3309 Emergent Literacy and Beginning Reading Instruction
    Credits: 3; Prereq: LIN 3710.
    Provides knowledge to support emergent literacy in young children and teaching beginning reading in the early primary grades; also provides theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences that facilitate teaching in a variety of applicable educational settings.
    RED 3312 Content Area Literacy
    Credits: 3.
    Studies the fundamental knowledge necessary to teach basic reading skills in the elementary school classroom.
    RED 4324 Reading in the Intermediate Grades
    Credits: 3; Prereq: EEC 3706.
    Theory and practice for teaching reading in grades 3-6; develop expertise in literacy strategy and instruction in the classroom. Instruction is always embedded in the context of current educational policies. Become familiar with current research on reading, recent educational policy development, and issues of teaching in a diverse society.
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    SCE 4113L Elementary Science Content
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Elementary education majors
    Overview of integrated science content essential for developing K-6 science curriculum. Includes 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.
    SCE 4310 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. Prepares pre-service teachers to teach science concepts and processes to all children, including those with disabilities.
    SCE 4342 Environmental Education Methods and Materials
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces 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.
    SCE 4363 Secondary Science Teaching 2
    Credits: 3.
    Advanced explorations of secondary science pedagogy and curriculum.
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    SMT 1661 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching Mathematics and Science
    Credits: 1.
    Introduces the evidence-based teaching practices necessary to design and deliver excellent mathematics and science instruction. Engage in early field experiences in a local elementary school classroom to explore mathematics and science teaching as a career.
    SMT 1662 Step 2: Inquiry Based Lesson Design in Mathematics and Science Education
    Credits: 2; Prereq: SMT 1661 with minimum grade of C.
    Introduces inquiry-based lesson design that supports effective instructional techniques for middle school mathematics and science teaching.
    SMT 3100 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science Teaching
    Credits: 3; Prereq: sophomore standing or higher.
    Investigates theories of knowing and learning in mathematics and science and implications for teaching secondary mathematics and science. (S)
    SMT 3301C Classroom Interactions in Mathematics and Science Education
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAE 2364 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.
    SMT 3664 Project-Based Instruction in Math and Science Education
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAE 2364; Coreq: SMT 3100.
    Overview of project-based instruction as an investigative and collaborative teaching approach in mathematics and science education.
    SMT 4945 Apprenticeship in Secondary Mathematics and Science Teaching
    Credits: 4-6; Prereq: SMT 1661 and SMT 1662 or MAE 2364 AND EDG 3377 or SMT 3100 with minimum grades of C.
    UFTeach capstone experience. Apply previously learned techniques and theoretical perspectives of mathematics or science education within a secondary school classroom setting.
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    SSE 4312 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.
    Studies goals, methods and evaluation procedures for social studies curriculum in elementary schools (K - 6).
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    TSL 3520 ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Classrooms
    Credits: 3.
    Examines issues of language and culture relevant to school-age learners of English as a Second Language (ESOL).
    TSL 4100 ESOL Curriculum, Methods and Assessment
    Credits: 3; Prereq: TSL 3520.
    Extends the understanding of ways that language and culture affect second-language learners' participation and learning in elementary classrooms. Create appropriate and challenging curriculum content, materials and assessments to create meaningful and equitable learning environments for native English speakers and second-language learners.
    TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers
    Credits: 3.
    Overview of the issues relevant to ESOL learners and develops the skills to teach ESOL students in content area classes.
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