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Teacher Workshops

 

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?

Taught by successful practitioners, our workshops are:

Affordable

Affordable

Workshops are designed to minimize the cost for teachers seeking certification/recertification. Courses are $575. There are no additional registration or application fees.

Convenient

Convenient

Courses are aligned with the curriculum delivered to students on campus. Our workshops are conveniently available online with sessions held throughout the year. Please see the schedule below.

Preschool Lab

Multi-purpose

Our courses are designed to help you strengthen your delivery methods as well as your content knowledge.

State Approved

Approved by Department of Education

Our workshops are approved by the State of Florida Department of Education for use by teachers holding a valid Florida teaching certificate or temporary certificate.

Interested in a 100% online Master of Education Degree?

The program is offered to teachers currently holding or fully eligible for
the Florida Professional Certificate.

Check out our Master of Education program 

Earn your Doctorate of Educational Leadership DEGREE.

The Ed.D. from Florida Southern is for those who want to lead their profession in the future.

Check out our Doctorate of Educational Leadership program 

Fall Registration is Open

Remember to check with your county office to make sure the courses you plan to take will meet your recertification needs.

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Looking Ahead

2016

  • Fall 1: October 7 to 15
  • Fall 2: December 2 to 10

2017

  • Spring 1: January 13 to 21
  • Spring 2: February 10 to 18
  • Spring 3: March 3 to 11
  • Spring 4: March 24 to April 1
  • Summer 1: April 21 to 29
  • Summer 2: May 12 to 20
  • Summer 3: June 2 to 10

Questions? Contact

Donna Davis
Director of Pre-Service and Professional Education Programs
863.616.6457
ddavis@flsouthern.edu

Course Schedules

Perfect attendance is required in ALL workshops. Students will also be required to view the tutorial before the course begins. | View technical requirements for online courses  

Schedules

2016

  • Fall 1: October 7 to 15
  • Fall 2: December 2 to 10

2017

  • Spring 1: January 13 to 21
  • Spring 2: February 10 to 18
  • Spring 3: March 3 to 11
  • Spring 4: March 24 to April 1
  • Summer 1: April 21 to 29
  • Summer 2: May 12 to 20
  • Summer 3: June 2 to 10

Please note: A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all professional education courses.

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Fall 1, October 7-15
Registration will close on September 21st at 12:00 noon
EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I (Intro. to Educ. & Human Dev. & Learning), 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Technology Infused Teaching & Educational Assessments & Measurements, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2240 Teaching Language Arts Level I, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III (Classroom Instructional Strategies & Classroom Management), 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elem. Students (Foundations of Teaching Reading), 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4454 Special Methods in Education (6-12), 1 credit hr.
EDU 4457 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (6-12), 1 credit hr.
EDU 4478 Applied Linguistics – ESOL II, 4 credit hrs.
Fall 2, December 2-10
Registration will close on November 16th at 12:00 noon
EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I (Intro. to Educ. & Human Dev. & Learning), 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Technology Infused Teaching & Educational Assessments & Measurements, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III (Classroom Instructional Strategies & Classroom Management), 2 credit hr.
EDU 3339 Instructional Methods I - Elementary Mathematics, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3343 Children's Literature, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elem. Students (Foundations of Teaching Reading), 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4454 Special Methods in Education (6-12), 1 credit hr.
EDU 4457 Reading & Writing in the Content Area (6-12), 1 credit hr.
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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.

Professional Education Area FSC Course
Classroom management/safe learning environments & effective instructional strategies EDU 3333 – Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hours
Child & adolescent development/theories & principles of learning EDU 1107 – Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hours
Effective instructional strategies & Educational assessment practices EDU 2235 – Technology Infused Teaching and Educational Assessments & Measurements, 4 credit hours
Curriculum and special methods of teaching SUBJECT in the middle or secondary school EDU 4454 – Special Methods in Education (FSC is approved with FLDOE in the following subject areas: Biology 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, English 6-12, Social Sciences 6-12, Foreign Languages K-12, Art K-12, Music K-12, and Physical Education K-12, 1 credit hour.
Instructional strategies for teaching ELLs; students of limited English proficiency including instruction in the English language. (beginning Jan. 1, 2016) EDU 3279 – Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hours
Research-based instructional practices in reading EDU 3370 – Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elementary Students (Foundations of Teaching Reading), 4 semester hours
Teaching Students with Disabilities, SWD (Senate Bill 1108, beginning July 1, 2014) EDU 2210 – Foundations of Special Education, 2 credit hours

Course Descriptions

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. However, it is your responsibility to determine which workshops meet your recertification requirements.

More about Certification Requirements  

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I (Introduction to Education & Human Development and Learning)
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.

EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education
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.

EDU 2235 Technology Infused Teaching, and Educational Assessments and Measurements
Four credit 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 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.

EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I
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.

EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III (Classroom Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management)
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.

EDU 3339 Instructional Methods I (Mathematics in the Elementary School) 
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.

EDU 3343 Children’s Literature (and Developmental Literacy)
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.

EDU 3347 Teaching Language Arts II
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.

EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elementary Students (Foundations of Teaching Reading)
Four credit 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 4407 Instructional Methods II (Social Studies in the Elementary School)
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.

EDU 4409 Instructional Methods III (Science in the Elementary School) 
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.

EDU 4454 Special Methods in Education
One credit hour. This course is designed to prepare for teaching in the secondary subject areas of Biology, 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
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.

EDU 4478 Applied Linguistics – ESOL II
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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Coursework

Will I need to purchase a textbook?
You do not have to purchase a textbook.

When are students required to have all their work completed?
During the summer sessions submission of all course assignments is due by 12:00 PM (noon) on Monday after the workshop is complete, and by Saturday at midnight during the fall and spring sessions.

Registration & Withdrawal

Can I register online?
Yes. All students must register for teacher workshops via the online application.

Who do I contact if I have admissions questions?
Contact Donna Davis at 863.680.4958 or by e-mailing tws@flsouthern.edu.

How do I cancel my registration, withdraw or receive a refund?

  • A full refund is available if your registration is cancelled no later than the Wednesday prior to the workshop start date.
  • A full refund or transfer to another workshop, if space is available, is offered if/when a workshop is cancelled.
  • A grade of "W" will be assigned if your withdraw from a course by the Wednesday during the week of the workshop. No refund is available at this time.
  • All cancellations or requests for withdrawal must be faxed to 863.680.4565 or emailed to registrar@flsouthern.edu. Please include the course title and dates which the class is scheduled to meet in your withdrawal information/correspondence. 

Failure to pay course fees does not withdraw you from the course(s).  Unless you withdraw from the course as described above, you will be liable for payment.

Certification Questions

Always check with your county licensing office to be sure that the courses you intend to take will meet your specific certification needs and requirements. It is your responsibility to determine which workshops meet your specific needs.

You can also contact the Florida Department of Education.

Unsure? Don’t hesitate to contact us.
Call Donna Davis, Coordinator of Teacher Certification and Special Programs at 863.680.4958 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, or e-mail her at tws@flsouthern.edu.

Certification/Transcripts

Are courses offered by Florida Southern College accredited and meet teacher certification and recertification requirements in Florida? Yes, all courses are fully approved and meet the Florida Department of Education requirements for teachers. All courses are conducted by professional educators with advanced degrees in education.

Do I have to earn a certain grade in a Teacher Workshop?
A grade of “C” or better must be earned in all professional education courses.

How do I verify my certification requirements?
To verify your individual certification requirements, please request a Letter of Eligibility from the State of Florida, Department of Education prior to registering for the teacher workshop(s). In your correspondence please provide them with the following information: Your Name; DOE # or Social Security #; Florida Southern College; the Course #; Title of Course; and Course Description. You may email the certification department at edcert@fldoe.org.

TRANSCRIPTS

How do I request a transcript from Florida Southern College?
We offer online transcript ordering through our partner National Student Clearinghouse. The cost is $7.50 per copy and you will need a credit card and a valid email account. Transcripts will not be released if there is an outstanding balance on your Florida Southern College account. If you have questions, please contact the Registrar’s office at 863.680.4127.

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Technical Requirements & Support

What are the technical requirements for taking an online course with Florida Southern College?
See our online technical requirements

When will technical support be provided for online students and faculty? Who do they contact?
Students needing assistance should first contact their instructor. If the problem cannot be resolved at the instructor level, students may contact the Tech Buddies at 863.680.4212. Technical support for online workshops will be offered by FSC’s Tech Buddies. 

For the fall and spring workshops, Tech Buddies will be available during the following times:  Monday through Friday, 7–10 p.m. and Sunday 7–10 p.m. On Saturday please contact your instructor.

How do I obtain my ID# if I have lost or misplaced it?
Please email tws@flsouthern.edu or call Donna Davis at 863.680.4958 and she will provide this for you.

How do I obtain a password and user ID# to log on to FSC’s Portal?
Your password is provided to you on the Registration Confirmation email that is sent within 7-10 business days after you have applied for a workshop. If you need to request the password again, please call our Help Desk for assistance at 863.616.6426. The Help Desk hours are located here.

 

 
 

Costs & Financial Aid

When will I be billed for the workshop and how do I go about paying for the course?
After submitting the online application you will receive an email stating that we received your application. Within 7-10 business days you will receive an email confirmation which includes your password and user ID# so that you can go on to the Portal and make payment for the workshop. Payment is required upon receipt of your registration email. Please be aware that courses will be dropped from the student’s schedule on the day after the registration deadline for the Session if not paid for in full or if no arrangements have been made through student accounts. The cost of each Teacher Workshop course is $575.00.

Please log into the FSC Portal with your FSC ID# and password to submit your payment; Visa and MasterCard is accepted. You can find the payment option in the portal by clicking on the student tab and then clicking on the Financial Information link in the left sidebar, and lastly click “Go to CashNet” near the bottom of the page. If you have any questions regarding your student account, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 863.680.4154 (M-F, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.).

Is Financial Aid available for Teacher Workshops?

Federal financial aid is not currently available for Teacher Education Workshops.

Is a payment plan available for payment of the Teacher Workshop Courses?
Yes, if interested please contact Jackie Myers at 863.616.6402 or via email at jmyers2@flsouthern.edu.