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  • Academic Learning Compact - Education, Elementary and Special Education (grades K-6)

    This degree is the first step of a two-step process that prepares you for certification to teach grades K - 6 in the state of Florida. The second step requires completion of the Master of Education degree in elementary education or special education. The undergraduate program develops the foundation knowledge and skills for effective planning, teaching and evaluating pupil learning.

    Additional information is available from your major's website.

    Before Graduating You Must

    • Pass the General Knowledge Test and the Elementary Education Subject Area Test of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
    • Demonstrate mastery of effective teaching practices by meeting Florida Educator Accomplished Practices 1-6, as determined by multiple instructors across the program.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)

    1. Demonstrate subject matter competency for grades K - 6 in language arts, social science, mathematics, science, technology, physical education and health and the arts.
    2. Create, select and implement: specific learning goals, appropriate teaching methods and instructional materials and evaluation strategies aligned with goals, using knowledge of subject matter, learners and classroom management.
    3. Critically evaluate your own instructional effectiveness to plan future lessons and improve your teaching of all students over time.
    4. Effectively communicate with students, including students whose home language is not standard English, as well as with parents and other school personnel.

    Table Key: I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4
    ARE 4314 I, R, A      
    EDE 4942   A A A
    EDF 3115   I I  
    EDF 3514 or EDF 3609​ I, R, A ​   ​ ​ 
    EEX 3070   I I I
    EEX 3257   R R  
    EEX 3616   R   R
    EME 4401 I, R, A      
    LAE 3005   R R  
    LAE 4314   R R  
    MAE 3312 I R    
    MAE 4310 R, A R R  
    MUE 3210 I, R, A      
    RED 3307​ I, R, A R R ​ 
    RED 4324​  ​ R​ R  ​
    SCE 4310 R R, A R  
    SDS 3440​  ​ ​  ​  R, A
    SSE 4312 R R R  
    TSL 3526 I, R, A     R

    Assessment Types:
    Pathwise observations, lesson study and family letter assignments, pre-internship evaluation and the Florida Teacher Certfication (FTCE) Elementary K6 examination.

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