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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)
    EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
    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 (EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations and EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology) for students who plan to be teachers.
    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.
    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.
    EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces computer productivity (word processing, databases, spreadsheets, painting, drawing, layouts); multi-media (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 4200 Production and Utilization of Educational Media
    Credits: 4.
    Studies educational production and utilization concepts. Experience is gained using media hardware and producing media in instructional/informational situations.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    MAE 4331 Secondary School Mathematics Methods and Assessment
    Credits: 3.
    Methods and materials for teaching mathematics in grades 6-12.
    MAE 4941 Practicum in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Secondary Mathematics Teaching 1 and Secondary Mathematics Teaching 2; or Secondary Science Teaching 1 and Secondary Science Teaching 2.
    Overview of principles for teaching secondary school mathematics (grades 9-12) for prospective teachers.
    MAE 4947 Secondary Mathematics Practicum
    Credits: 3.
    Utilizing effective presentation techniques, activities and evaluation strategies appropriate for secondary school mathematics classes.
    RED 2000 America Reads Tutoring Strategies
    Credits: 2 to 3.
    Effective strategies for helping children who struggle with reading in one-on-one tutor situations at school or in a community setting.
    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 students with knowledge to support emergent literacy in young children and teaching beginning reading in the early primary grades. Designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge and experiences that prepare them to teach 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. This course develops expertise in literacy strategy and instruction in the classroom. Instruction is always embedded in the context of current educational policies. Participants will also become familiar with current research on reading, recent educational policy development and issues of teaching in a diverse society.
    SCE 4113L Elementary Science Content
    Credits: 3; Prereq: Elementary education majors
    Overview of integrated science content essential for developing K-6 science curriculum. The course 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. The pre-service teacher who completes this course will be prepared 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.
    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).
    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. Students 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: SMT 1661 and SMT 1662.
    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 Ed
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SMT 3100 with minimum grade of C.
    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; Prereq: SMT 3100, SMT 1661 and SMT 1662 with minimum grades of C.
    UFTeach capstone experience. Students apply previously learned techniques and theoretical perspectives of mathematics or science education within a secondary school classroom setting.
    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 students' understanding of ways that language and culture affect second-language learners' participation and learning in elementary classrooms. Students will 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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