Hours: 18 credits, completed with minimum grades of C
The Florida teaching minor is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO) meant to prepare students for temporary teacher certification in Florida by completing the professional education coursework necessary for certification. Please refer to the Florida Department of Education for more information.
The minor requires completion of coursework in the professional preparation areas of human development and learning, assessment, classroom management, instructional strategies, reading competency and curriculum and special methods. Students will have extensive opportunities to integrate their teacher education coursework with actual classroom experience.
The minor is open to undergraduates with a major other than mathematics, science or education. Students with majors in mathematics or science should refer to the UFTeach minor.
Admission to this minor requires a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Students must make written application for admission to the minor in G416 Norman Hall after 45 and before 100 hours earned. For additional information, students can speak with an adviser in the College of Education Student Services office in G416 Norman Hall or refer to the College of Education.
Those pursuing the minor are encouraged to complete the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) General Knowledge Test (recommended in sophomore/junior year), the FTCE Subject Area Exam (recommended early in senior year) and the FTCE Professional Education Test (recommended mid-senior year). Additional information is available from an adviser in G416 Norman Hall.
Note: FTCE tests are not required for award of the minor, but they are required for certification.
Required Courses - all must be taken at UF
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|Classroom Management (take one)|
|EEX 3616 Core Classroom Management Strategies or
ESE 4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management
|Human Development and Learning|
|EDF 3132 The Young Adolescent
|EEX 4294 Differentiated Instruction
|Curriculum and Special Methods |
|EME 4406 Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum
|RED 3312 Reading in the Content Area
|EDF 4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education