EDU 1107 FOUNDATION OF EDUCATION I
Four hours. An introduction to the study of public and nonpublic education systems, past, and present, in the United States and in other countries. Emphasis on problems, issues, and trends in contemporary American education as viewed from historical, sociological, psychological, and economic perspectives will be examined. This course will also serve as a prologue to comprehensive classroom management.
EDU 2200 FIELD STUDY LEVEL I
One hour. Prerequisite: EDU 1107. Supervised field studies taken simultaneously with major elementary and secondary education courses. Block scheduling with specific courses and schools will be arranged each semester. Students will participate in instructional activities, classroom planning, classroom management exercise, an ESOL activity, and follow all the guidelines and requirements of the classroom teacher.
EDU 2203 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION II
Two hours. Prerequisite: EDU 1107. An introduction to the study of public and non public education systems emphasizing legal, professional and ethical issues in education, curriculum, and instruction, education psychology and classroom management.
EDU 2210 FOUNDATIONS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION
Two hours. This is a major requirement that included Florida Exceptional Student Education Competencies K-12 as required by the Florida Department of Education. A study of the various exceptionalities found among children in public and private school, including the history, characteristics, etiology, terminology, incidence, eligibility guidelines and issues related to assessment, behavior management, and academic programming. Field- based activities are required in this course.
EDU 2235 TECHNOLOGY INFUSED TEACHING, LEARNING, AND ASSESSMENT
Four hours. Students in this course explore technology infused teaching, learning and assessment in the broad context of educational foundations and learning theories. A clinical experience is a major component of the course.
EDU 2240 TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS LEVEL I
Four hours. Preprofessional teachers will master the theoretical and practical foundations for teaching the six language arts within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. They will engage in cooperative analysis of classroom presentations, develop teaching strategies and master the teaching vocabulary of the language arts a well as integrating technology in the development of their lesson plans.
EDU 3279 FOUNDATIONS OF ESOL I
Four hours. Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate methods and unique experiences to meet the needs of children who speak a language other than English. Characteristic of second language learner. Second language acquisition processes, and oral language development. Discussions of major trends in ESOL teaching as well as appropriate resources in ESOL methodologies. Exploration of various social contexts that maximize language and literacy development for second language learners such a collaborative groups and teacher-student conferencing. Focus on instructional strategies that effective teachers use to promote literacy development in all students.
EDU 3323 FIELD STUDY LEVEL II
One hour. Prerequisite: EDU 2200. Supervised field studies taken simultaneously with major elementary and secondary education course. Block scheduling with specific courses and schools will be arranged each semester. Student will participate in instructional activities, classroom planning, classroom management exercise, an ESOL activity, and follow all the guidelines and requirements of the classroom teacher
EDU 3333 FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION III
Two hours. Prerequisite: EDU 2203. An introduction to the study of public and nonpublic education systems emphasizing the philosophical foundations of education trends in contemporary American education, education psychology and classroom management.
EDU 3339 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS I
Four hours. In this course the student will use 21st century technology tools to promote the engaged teaching and learning of concepts in elementary mathematics. The emphasis will be on the real number system and its subsystems, relating these systems to basic concepts of algebra and geometry.
EDU 3343 CHILDREN’S LITERATURE
Four hours. Prerequisites: EDU 2235 and EDU 3279 and EDU 2240. Preprofessional teachers will master the theoretical and practical foundations for teaching the Language Arts within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. They will apply these concepts in a laboratory school setting.
EDU 3347 TEACHING LANGUAGE ARTS II
Two hours. Prerequisites: EDU 2235 and EDU 3279 and EDU 2240. Preprofessional teachers will master theoretical and practical foundations for teaching the Language Arts within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. They will apply these concepts in a laboratory setting.
EDU 3370 DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION OF READING FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
Four hours. Preservice teachers will have a broad knowledge of students from differing profiles in order to understand and apply research-based instructional practices by differentiating process, product, and context. Teachers will engage in the systematic problem solving process and implement learned practices in a field based setting.
EDU 4400 FIELD STUDIES III
One hour. Prerequisites: EDU 2200 and EDU 3323. Supervised field studies taken simultaneously with major elementary and secondary education courses. Block scheduling with specific courses and schools will be arranged each semester. Student will participate in instruction activities, classroom planning, classroom management exercises, an ESOL activity, and follow all the guidelines and requirements of the classroom teacher.
EDU 4405 INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS II
Four hours. Prerequisites: Admission into the Teacher Education Program 3000 Levels course. Content and methods emphasizing basic principles of science; understanding of scientific methods in teaching of children. Content, materials, skills, and evaluation procedures in teaching social studies.
EDU 4454 SPECIAL METHODS IN EDUCATION
Four hours. This course is designed to prepare for teaching in the secondary subject areas of Biology, Science, Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, Foreign Languages, Art, music, and Physical Education using a variety of research-based techniques, materials (including instructional technology), and teaching strategies. Special emphasis is given to the research based on effective teaching behaviors.
EDU 4457 READING AND WRITING IN THE CONTENT AREAS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL
Two hours. This course will focus on ways in which reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed and used in the content areas in conjunction with the strategies and skills appropriate to the developmental levels and attitude typical of secondary school students. The course will involve lesson planning and design as well as group presentation, discussion, and critique.
EDU 4478 APPLIED LINGUISTICS – ESOL II
Four hours. Prerequisite: EDU 3279. The structure of the English language will be surveyed identifying areas that cause problems for non-native speakers. The various sources of these problems will be identified, including interferences, acquisition strategies, and inherent complexity. Because the class is designed for K – 12 ESOL teachers, it will focus on the sound system, vocabulary system, and the grammatical system as they apply to students. In addition to practical information concerning the structure of English, participants will learn various principles of second language acquisition and apply those principles to the teaching of English a second language. ESOL Endorsement only.
EDU 4483 ESOL CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS
Two hours. The course focuses on applications of the theories , principles, and current research related to second language acquisition, as well as instructional techniques and materials relevant to development of ESOL curriculum.
EDU 4484 CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION AND UNDERSTANDING
Two hours. Designed to develop awareness and understanding of the major cultures represented by the different language minorities within the State. It will provide insights that will enable participants to plan and implement curriculum, instruction and assessment activities that will meet the special needs of LEP students who are speakers of other languages.
EDU 4486 TESTING AND EVALUATION IN ESOL
Two hours. Designed to improve and enhance the participant’s knowledge to select and develop instruments of evaluation suitable for use with students who demonstrate limited English proficiency.
EDU 4889 STUDENT TEACHER INTERN SEMINAR
Two hours. Prerequisite: Completion of all major courses and permission of the instructor. Weekly seminar for interns. Discussion and analysis of general methods of teaching in schools, with an emphasis on classroom management, experience, and presentation.
EDU 4990 SENIOR INTERNSHIP
Ten hours. Prerequisites: Completion of all major courses. The senior internship is designed to be the culminating engaged learning experience for education majors regardless of age/grade level specialty, subject matter, and/or major. The internship is 14 weeks long and involves teaching, modeling, observing, and evaluating. The Coordinator of Field Studies at Florida Southern College and a representative of the Human Recourse Development Office of Polk County School assigns students to a Polk County Public School. The student will take over all responsibilities of a certified Florida classroom, teaching in his/her specialty area after receiving adequate preparation by the assigned teacher and supervisors.