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EDF 1005   INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION

credits: 3  

This course is an introduction to the development and organization of the American educational system and profession. It examines historical, sociological, ethical and philosophical foundations of education. 47 contact hours, plus 15 hours of field experience under the supervision of a K-12 teacher certified in-field. This requires students to pay to be fingerprinted in order to complete the Level II security clearance. A student who has a criminal background precluding him or her from volunteering in a classroom may not be able to complete the field experience and may not receive credit for this course.

EDF 2085   TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS

credits: 3  

This course is designed to introduce prospective teachers to the issues involved in a multicultural approach for American educational systems. It reviews the significance of multicultural worldviews and examines changing demographic patterns which affect school populations, diverse perspectives which impact teaching and learning in educational systems, and effective instructional strategies for working with diverse student populations. 47 contact hours plus an additional 15 hours participation in a variety of multicultural experiences are required. This requires students to pay to be fingerprinted in order to complete the Level II security clearance. A student who has a criminal background precluding him or her from volunteering in a classroom may not be able to complete the field experience and may not receive credit for this course.

EDF 3214   STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING PRINCIPLES K-12

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s):  Admission to:BSCED-BS, EDST-BS, ELEDR-BS, ESEDR-BS, MGMED-BS, MGSED-BS, MTSED-BS, or ICERT-NO.

This course is designed to cover principles of learning and student development and their applications to learning/teaching situations. Self-concept, motivation, views of intelligence and assessment are examined with opportunities to analyze teaching/learning episodes and to develop a repertoire of teaching approaches. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at various developmental ages and stages. A minimum of 5 school-based hours of observation/teaching specifically related to principles of learning and development are required. 47 contact hours.

EDF 3660   EDUCATION AND PUBLIC POLICY IN THE UNITED STATES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Studies BS or Public Policy and Administration BS program. This course is designed to study the relationship between education and public policy at the federal, state, and local levels of government. Emphasis is placed on the social, political, and economic factors that affect the development of educational public policy. 47 contact hours.

EDF 3862   INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES IN EDUCATION

credits: 1-4  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Studies BS Program or permission from the Dean. This course is designed to provide students with a global perspective of important educational issues and themes across cultures. This perspective is gained through travel to an international location that includes structured experiences in the culture. Students will be expected to compare the educational system in the United States with other nations, with a specific focus on cultures, issues, and themes. A final project that reflects on the learning experiences from the study abroad endeavor is required. A minimum of 35 field-based hours of observation/teaching specifically are required. 17-62 contact hours.

EDF 4264   LEARNING THEORY AND INSTRUCTION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to EPI-CT or ICERT-NO or RCERT-NO. This course is designed to cover principles of learning and student development and their applications to learning/teaching situations. Self-concept, motivation, views of intelligence and assessment are examined with opportunities to analyze teaching/learning episodes and to develop a repertoire of teaching approaches. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at various developmental ages and stages. Teacher candidates create coherent, meaningful learning experiences using the major philosophical foundations of education to develop learners’ competence in subject matter knowledge. Teacher candidates evaluate the suitability of the content against learner intellectual, social, emotional, and physical characteristics. 47 contact hours.

EDF 4430   MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION K-12

credits: 2  

Prerequisite(s): Admission to BSCED-BS or Admission to MGSED-BS or Admission to DST-BS or Admission to EDST-BS or Admission to ELEDR-BS or Admission to ESEDR-BS or
Admission to MGMED-BS or Admission to MTSED-BS or Admission to ICERT-NO. This course is designed to study advanced principles of measurement, evaluation and assessment. Course content covers knowledge of and competencies for analyzing learner needs, instructional adaptation, differences in learner cognitive, social, linguistic, cultural, emotional and physical needs. 32 contact hours.

EDF 4444   ASSESSMENT IN THE CURRICULUM

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Institute (EPI-CT,) or ICERT-NO, or RCERT-NO.

This course is designed to develop the necessary skills required by teachers to develop a variety of assessments that will help identify gaps in student learning and measure student learning gains. The course will instruct teacher candidates how to design, select, implement, and interpret assessments for P-12 classrooms. Teacher candidates will learn how to analyze P-12 student assessment data and then communicate the results with parents and caregivers. The use of technology to organize and integrate assessment data will also be addressed. 32 contact hours.

EDF 4490   RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

credits: 3  
Prerequisites: Admission to Educational Studies BS. This course is designed to provide an introduction to the process of reviewing, evaluating, conducting and disseminating education research. 47 contact hours.

EDF 4632   SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Education Studies BS program. This course provides a sociological approach to education, from several theoretical perspectives and their application to current educational issues, to the structure and processes that make education systems work. This course focuses on the role of school in society and how school relates to other systems within the macro system. 47 contact hours.

EDF 4781   EDUCATIONAL ISSUES FOR THE 21st CENTURY

credits: 2  
Prerequisite: Admission to Secondary Science Education BS, Business Technology Education BS, Educational Studies BS, Elementary Education with Reading BS, Elementary Education BS, Exceptional Student Education BS, Exceptional Student Education with Reading BS, Middle Grades Math Education BS, Middle Grades Science Education BS, Secondary Math Education BS or Technology Education BS. This course is a compendium of four concepts to enhance specific professional skills that are necessary for success as an educator: educational law, principles of professional conduct of the education profession in Florida as outlined in The Code of Ethics, character education and teacher resiliency. 32 contact hours.

EDF 4810   COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Educational Studies BS Program. The Right to Education is a fundamental human right according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Article 26) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Yet, education is denied to many across the world, particularly women. This course will examine and compare educational systems in their national contexts around the world in the United States of America, United Kingdom, France, the Russian Federation, Mexico, Japan, People's Republic of China, India,and Nigeria. emphasis will be placed on a blend of historical, philosophical, political,cultural,and sociological perspectives on a variety of foundational topics in international education, including the vital interests of developing and developed states; the implications for ethnonationalism, political, economic, environmental and educational relationships. 47 contact hours.

EDF 4930   EPI CAPSTONE SEMINAR

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: Admission to Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) program and EDF 4944. Corequisite: EDF 4949. This is a course for EPI students (teacher candidates) in their final semester. Teacher candidates will complete this course in conjunction with the internship course (EDF 4949) and will be required to demonstrate competency in two of the six Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level. This course will focus on the following areas: professional development, ethical conduct, and subject area knowledge.

EDF 4932   SENIOR CAPSTONE FOR EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

credits: 4  
Prerequisite: EDF 4490 and admission to Educational Studies BS and senior standing. This course is to be taken during the student’s last semester in the College of Education. This multidisciplinary course is the culminating experience with a focus on critical analysis designed to broaden students’ perspectives within the social sciences, including Education. This course helps students seeking careers in non-school settings develop a more thorough understanding of the issues confronting institutions from a national or global perspective. Students will integrate knowledge and skills developed during the Educational Studies program to create an independent study such as a research project, case study, grant application, improvement plan, service learning project, etc. to explore a specific issue or problem. 62 contact hours.

EDF 4944   EPI PRACTICUM

credits: 3  

This course is designed to give practical experience in public school classrooms to teacher candidates. Candidates work directly with classroom teachers in the field where they wish to become certified. Through a coaching model, the candidates will develop competencies relating to instruction, evaluation, classroom management, professional behaviors, and teacher ethics. Students spend a minimum of sixty (60) school-based hours (SBH) in the classroom in the area of certification. 45 contact hours.

EDF 4949   EPI INTERNSHIP

credits: 6  

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all EPI-CT program requirements and Pass all sections of the General Knowledge and Professional Education Exam and Corequisite: EDF 4930. This course requires a teacher candidate to demonstrate competency on four Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs) at the pre-professional level during eight weeks of full day internship in a Prekindergarten through twelfth grade (P-12) setting. Contact hours: 35 hours per week for 8 weeks. 


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