Teacher Certification

Certification Course List

Please note, you will need to check with your district and/or the Florida Department of Education to determine if the courses you select will meet certification requirements.

The Florida Department of Education website lists various types of recertification options on their Florida Educator Certification Renewal Requirements webpage.

Teaching Students with Disabilities

EEX 6248 Instructional Approaches for Exceptional Populations – In-depth study of instructional strategies that are effective when teaching students with emotional disturbance, mental retardation, and learning disabilities. Content includes techniques for curriculum adaptation, IEP development; direct, data-based and metacognitive strategy instruction; and micro-computer applications

EEX 6619 Positive Behavior Support Low Incidence Intellectual Disab. & ASD – Disabilities Knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate the impact of positive behavior support for students with s/pintellect. disab and/or autism spectrum disorder. Communicative function of challenging behaviors, teaching new skills & prevention.

EEX 6025 Trends & Issues in Special Education – Survey of all exceptionalities including current trends and issues related to the field of special education.

EEX 4070 Integrating Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom – Designed for non-special education majors. Includes basic identification techniques and strategies to promote academic and social integration and interaction of "mainstreamed" exceptional students. oncurrent field experience projects are included.

Classroom management including safe learning environments

EDE 6506 Managing and Differentiating the Instructional Environment in Elementary Schools (Classroom Management for Elementary program) – Examines the legal issues affecting classroom/school management, school safety and professional ethics. Explores research and knowledge of best practices and a variety of teaching and management strategies for a diverse elementary classroom setting. Term Offered: Fall.

ESE 5344 Classroom Management (Middle and HS programs) – This course covers practical, theoretical, philosophical and ethical aspects of school and society, the education profession, and secondary schools with particular focus on classroom management, school violence, school safety, educational law and other critical social issues. Term Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Human development and learning

EDF 6211 Psychological Foundations of Education – Selected topics in psychology of human development and learning, related to schools and educational settings. Term Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Educational assessment to include the content measured by state achievement tests and the interpretation and utilization of data to improve student achievement

EDF 6432 Foundations of Measurement – Basic measurement concepts, role of measurement in education, construction of teacher-made tests and other classroom assessments, interpretation of standardized tests, and fundamental descriptive statistics for use in test interpretation. Term Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

Effective instructional strategies including the needs of diverse learners

EDE 6326 Instructional Planning for Diverse Learners (Elementary programs) – Introduction to the theories and practices that support children's learning. Includes accessing resources that support teaching, developing lessons, designing appropriate assessments, and the elements that influence instructional decision-making. Term Offered: Summer.

ESE 5342 Teaching the Adolescent Learner (Middle and HS programs) – Emphasis is placed on adolescent developmental and learning needs linking them to practices in the classroom appropriate to the diverse secondary education population (ESOL, special education, multicultural, at-risk, etc.) in preparation for planning responsive standards-based instruction. Term Offered: Spring and Summer.

Curriculum and special methods of teaching the subject area

FLE 5313 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and ESOL in the Elementary School – This course is designed to provide training in the theory and methods of teaching foreign languages and ESOL in the elementary school (FLES) to both pre- and in-service teachers. Term Offered: Fall.

FLE 5331 Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages and ESOL in the Secondary School – This course provides for the development of knowledge and skills necessary to prepare students to assume roles as foreign language (FL) and ESOL teachers at the secondary school level. It represents the second part of a sequence of methods courses. Term Offered: Spring.

LAE 6325 Methods of Teaching Middle School Language Arts – Balanced literacy methods for integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and critical thinking activities into a literature based program for middle school students. Note: This course has a field component of 36 hours. Term Offered: Fall.

LAE 6339 Methods of Teaching Secondary English Language Arts – Balanced literacy methods for integrating reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing, and critical thinking activities into a literature-based program for secondary school students. Note: This course has a field component of 36 hours. Term Offered: Spring.

MAE 6356 Teaching of Pre-Secondary School Mathematics – Development of strategies and materials for teaching mathematical concepts and skills appropriate to pre-secondary school years. Term Offered: Fall.

MAE 6362 Senior High Mathematics Methods – This course is designed to prepare teachers for a successful induction to teaching mathematics in the high schools of today. It is designed to bridge the perceived gap between theory and practice. Spring

SCE 5325 Methods of Middle Grades Science Education – Prepare 5-9 science teachers to teach science skills, content; interrelationship, applications of science as a human endeavor; nature of science; instructional methods; nature scientific inquiry; development of science process skills; integration of subject areas; & assessment. Term Offered: Fall or Spring.

SCE 5337 Methods of Secondary Science Education – Course concentrates on goals, subject matter teaching strategies for high school curricula; assessment and using data to improve student achievement; and development pedagogical content knowledge as it pertains to the teaching and learning of science. Term Offered: Fall or Spring.

SSE 5331 Foundations, Curriculum and Instruction of Social Science Education – Social studies curriculum, methods of instruction and social, philosophical and psychological foundations are examined. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) appropriate to middle and secondary school levels demonstrating command of the course content. Term Offered: Fall or Spring.

Foundations of research-based practices in teaching reading in the content area

LAE 6738 Teaching Reading in English Curriculum – Course is to improve the quality of reading instruction in mid & sec English classes through the study of the reading process, research, & evaluation related to sec reading, understand how research impacts instruction, process of educational reform. Term Offered: Fall

MAE 6643 Communication Skills in Mathematics – This course examines issues related to communicating in mathematics, including reading, writing, speaking, and listening. It satisfies the reading in the content area mandate for certification. Term Offered: Summer.

SCE 5564 Reading and Communication in Science Education – This course prepares secondary science teachers to teach literacy practices in science. It includes methods for selecting appropriate reading and language approaches. Communication in science and functional aspects of scientific literacy are examined. Term Offered: Fall or Spring.

SSE 5641 Reading and Basic Skills in the Content Area (Social Science) – Reading skills and the other basic skills as applied to the social studies are examined. Students are expected to plan and present instructional plan(s) appropriate to the social studies classroom demonstrating command of the course content. Fieldwork in a middle school is required. Term Offered: Fall or Spring.