Interested in improving your classroom skills and better managing your classroom? Want to branch out into new areas of expertise and enrich your students’ experiences?
Workshops are designed to minimize the cost for teachers seeking certification or recertification.
Our workshops are conveniently available online with sessions held throughout the year. Please see the schedule below.
Our courses are designed to help you strengthen your delivery methods as well as your content knowledge.
For teachers holding a valid Florida teaching certificate or temporary certificate.
Courses are $625. There are no additional registration or application fees.
Florida certified teachers may now add a Reading Endorsement to their credentials by taking the following four courses, thereby satisfying the state requirements for Reading Competencies 1 through 4.
Candidates must complete the requirements for Reading Competency 5 through their Florida school district. Completion of these courses does not automatically result in earning a Florida Reading Endorsement. An official transcript must be requested by the student and sent to the FLDOE for review and approval in order to receive the official Florida Reading Endorsement.
If you currently hold a Temporary Teaching Certificate and need to complete coursework, please see the courses that we offer which align with the items on your Letter of Eligibility.
Please note that we advise you to confirm these courses with your district office and/or the Florida Department of Education before enrolling to verify that they meet your individualized certification requirements.
We recommend registering early. Space is limited. Students are required to view the tutorials before the course begins.
Please note: A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all professional education courses.
All courses described below are approved by the State of Florida Department of Education for the recertification of teachers holding a valid Florida Teaching Certificate.
Four credit hours. An introduction to the study of public and non-public 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.
Two credit 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.
Four credit hours. Explore technology infused teaching, learning and assessment in the broad context of educational foundations and learning theories.
Four credit 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 as well as integrating technology in the development of their lesson plans.
Four credit 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 as collaborative groups and teacher-student conferencing. Focus on instructional strategies that effective teachers use to promote literacy development in all students.
Two credit hours. An introduction to the study of public and non-public education systems emphasizing the philosophical foundations of education trends in contemporary American education, educational psychology and classroom management.
Four credit 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.
Four credit hours. The pre-service teacher/candidate will master theoretical and practical foundations for teaching Children’s Literature and Developmental Literacy within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. They will apply these concepts in a laboratory setting.
Four credit hours. Pre-professional teachers master theoretical and practical foundations for teaching the Language Arts within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. Engaging in the systematic problem-solving process, they will demonstrate understanding on how to select and administer appropriate assessments and analyze data to inform reading instruction to meet the needs of all students.
Four credit hours. Pre-service 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.
Four credit hours. Admission into the Teacher Education Program. The content, materials, skills, and evaluation procedures in teaching social studies will be examined and emphasized.
Four credit hours. Admission into the Teacher Education Program. The content, materials, methods and practices in the teaching of science will be examined and emphasized. The understanding of the scientific processes and how to teach these to children will be presented with each of the sciences.
One credit hour. This course is designed to prepare for teaching in the secondary subject areas of Biology, Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, 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.
One credit hour. 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.
Four credit hours. 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.
The Master of Education in Transformational Curriculum and Instruction provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers seeking to advance a career in education.
The Master of Education in Educational Leadership provides the next level of skills and credentials possessed by accomplished teachers who seek to lead the education field in schools, districts, and beyond.
The EdD doctoral programs at Florida Southern are designed for working professionals who want to be at the forefront of their profession in the future.
Director of Pre-Service and Professional Education Programs