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Department of Secondary Education and Foundations

Professional Education Core Courses
Electives in Education
Course Descriptions



The Department of Secondary Education and Foundations does not offer a major at the undergraduate level; undergraduate teacher education programs at the secondary school level are offered through the appropriate departments (primarily in the College of Arts and Sciences) in the respective content areas. State-approved teacher education programs at the secondary level include art, biology, chemistry, economics, English, history, mathematics, music, physics, political science, and social sciences. The student should consult the respective department for additional information.

The Department has a state approved professional option Teacher (PTO) Program that provides an opportunity for students majoring in certain non-education degree programs to earn teacher certification.
Some departments offer substitutions for selected courses listed below. In all cases, the departmental curriculum guide should be followed.

Recent and pending modifications in teacher certification requirements in Florida may alter the requirements from those printed below. Each student is advised to consult the department head for more up-to-date information as it becomes available.

Faculty
Associate Professors:  Ellis, Rufus; Ervin, Charles (Chair); Kelley, Bernadette; Wallace Renee
Instructor: Bailey, Kelley

Pre-Teacher Education Courses
The following three courses are required as part of the student’s general education program and are incorporated into all teacher education programs throughout the State University System of Florida. They also are incorporated into Florida community college programs for aspiring education majors.

 Sem. Hrs.
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education...............................................................................3
*EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations.....................................................................3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology........................................................3

*Background check with the Leon County School District is required. The cost is approximately $61.

Professional Education Core Courses
The professional core consists of twenty-two (22) semester hours of coursework which meet the general professional education requirements for initial teacher certification in the State of Florida. Specific programs may have additional requirements. The generalized professional core is as follows:

EDF 3135 Adolescent Psychology or
EDF 3210 Psychology in Education or
DEP 2004 Human Growth and Development or
EDP 2002 Educational Psychology..............................................................................................



3
EDG 3004 Overview and Orientation to Teaching (excluding Elementary Education).................3
ESE 3341 Theory and Practice of Teaching in Secondary Schools.............................................3
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation of Educational Growth.................................................3
RED 3333 Reading in the Content Area.......................................................................................3
ESE 4930 Seminar in Secondary Education................................................................................3
XXXX Methods of Teaching (respective content areas)...............................................................3
TSL 4324 ESOL Survey of Strategies for Secondary Schools.....................................................3


Electives in Education
EDG 3302 Professional Development for Pre-service Teachers 
EDG 4706 Multicultural Education: Theory and Practice 
EME 4400 Computer Applications in Education (Prerequisite: EME 2040) or
EEX 4010C Introduction to Education of Exceptional Children or
EDG 4931 Seminar in Special Topics or
a second course in foundations of education as listed above or
a “special methods” course at a different level or
an additional course in instructional technology
 
ESE 4943 Student Teaching.......................................................................................................6
 21


Each student must take the appropriate one of the following discipline-related courses:
JOU 4800 Teaching High School Journalism...............................................................................3
LAE 3361 Teaching of English in High School.............................................................................3
MAE 4331 Teaching of Mathematics in the Secondary School....................................................4
SCE 3330 Teaching of Science in High School............................................................................3
SSE 3360 Teaching Social Studies in High School......................................................................3
THE 4761 Methods of Teaching Theatre......................................................................................3



EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3) An introductory overview of the history and development of the American education system from preschool to higher education; philosophies of education underlying the origin and development of significant educational products and processes will be evaluated. Additionally, the social, economic, political, cultural  and legal influences mediating the school and the society will be presented. The role of the teacher, the profession and processes will be reviewed.
EDF 3135 Adolescent Psychology (3) Examination of adolescence as a period of transition in physical, emotional, socio-personal and intellectual development; emphasis on fostering positive growth.
EDF 3210 Psychology in Education (3) Examination of various theories of psychology and learning applied to education; implications of such theories for teaching/learning activities.
EDF 3430 Measurement and Evaluation of Educational Growth (3) Emphasis on evaluation procedures, recording procedures, reporting procedures and student records.
EDF 3512 History and Philosophy of Education (3) An introduction to the historical context of significant educational products and processes and the philosophies of education consonant with them.
EDF 3632 Sociological Foundations of Education (3) An examination of the cultural influences mediating school, society and the role of the teacher in the process of education.
EDF 4686 School-Community Relations (3) Factors in community which influence educational effectiveness; community as a resource center for teaching; teacher’s responsibility for providing responsible leadership in community and developing lay participation and community coordination.
EDF 4780 The Public School Teacher and the Law (3) Views from vantage point of public school teacher, both basic and day-to-day legal problems involving public education.
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3) Designed to enable the student to learn and work effectively in multi-racial, multi-cultural, and multi-ethnic communities. Through the examination of the self, communication skills, and social history of issues affecting human relations, the role of the teacher will be reviewed.
EDG 3004 Overview and Orientation to Teaching (1) Focus on early involvement activities regarding teaching. Student will observe and participate in teaching-related activities in a school setting.
EDG 3733 Teaching Hispanic Culture (3) A study of the interdependent living of Hispanic America. Major contributions of Hispanics from an eclectic point of view; cultural, geographical, literary, philosophical and artistic manifestations of Hispanic contributions are studied.
EDG 3752 Bilingual Education Curriculum (3) Explores design of curriculum to accommodate needs of non-native English speakers; emphasis on providing basic skills to all students while tailoring curriculum to uniqueness of Spanish-background students.
EDG 4905 Directed Individual Study (1-6) Prereq: Consent of instructor. Intensive study of topics fitting a particular student’s needs and interests.
EDG 4931 Seminar in Special Topics (3) Consideration of various topics in education, focusing on generic teaching skills. Includes review of areas covered on the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (Professional Education Subtest).
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology (3) Purposes: to enable students to use computers and related technology as tools both in their own work and in work as future teachers; to make them aware of the educational technology resources available to them and the impact of these resources on all aspects of education. Activities are designed to provide hands-on use of educational technology resources and to model how technology can make possible a non-traditional approach to teaching which stresses problem-solving and cooperative work.
EME 4400 Computer Applications in Education (3) Addresses various ways computers are used to support instructional functions and to teach computer literacy. Identification of education-related computer products, skills in word processing, grade keeping, test generation, and student record keeping. Overview of computer applications in special education. Review of techniques and products to teach computer literacy in schools.
EME 4402 Microcomputer Awareness (3) Provides overview of the microcomputer in education. Major components of educational microcomputer systems, their cost, and their uses; application of learning theories to the design of instructional learning systems; hands-on experience with various microcomputers.
EME 4411 BASIC Programming for Teachers (3) Skills in developing programming-based computer literacy courses for teachers; review of computer literacy requirements in public schools; programming skills and computer operations.
EME 4621 Introduction to Instructional Technology (3) Introduction to instructional technology in education, stressing concepts and skills using computer tools in the classroom.
ESE 3341 Theory and Practice of Teaching in the Secondary School (3) Prereq: EDF 1005, EDG 3004, EDF 3135 or EDF 3210 or DEP 2004 or EDP 2002, EME 2040. Focuses upon the Florida Generic Teaching Competencies directly related to the implementation of major steps in the teaching process. Includes a study of the basic methods, techniques and procedures for effective classroom instruction. Emphasizes recent development concerning curricular organizations and procedures; planning for teaching-construction of a master course plan, unit and lesson plan; and effective utilization of instructional resources and evaluative devices.
ESE 4930 Instructional Seminar in Secondary Education (3) Prereq: (EDF 1005, EDF 3430, ESE 3341) A capstone course for secondary education majors which focuses on selected Florida Generic Teaching Competencies, including classroom management, school safety, professional ethics, and education law.
ESE 4943 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (6-12)  Teaching experience in a cooperating public secondary school. Grade is contingent on passing the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
GLY 2001 Earth & Space Science (3) Integrated application of the scientific principles and theories in the study of the earth’s building blocks, the earth’s internal processes, the global ocean, the earth’s atmosphere, weather patterns, the solar system and beyond the solar system.
SCE 3330 Teaching Science in High School (3)Nature of science, scientific method, directions and goals of science teaching, study of research on cognitive development, secondary science curriculum, instructionalstrategies, planning and evaluation of science instruction, laboratory safety, and field clinical experiences.
TSL 4234 ESOL Survey Strategies Ins. (3) A survey course designed to assist students in integrating the theories and principles of second language learning and applying them to classroom instruction. ESOL methodology and curriculum will be emphasized as they relate to current best practices in ESOL instruction.