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Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
EDG-Education: General

EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Provides students with the opportunity to explore personal values and attitudes toward cultural diversity. Designed for the prospective educator, the theoretical component will examine the issues of teaching in culturally diverse classrooms. Attention will be given to teaching all children about ethnicity in a pluralistic society. Field experience and examination of educational materials will enhance the students' understanding of multiculturalism. Meets Multi- cultural requirement.

EDG 3323C General Methods for Teaching K-12 Students . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Prerequisite: EDF 3234.
General methods of planning, presenting and evaluating instruction, incorporating principles and skills of effective teaching required of all Florida teachers. Intended for majors in K-12 teacher education programs. Must be completed before enrollment in special methods courses.

EDG 4308 Senior Seminar: Teaching in the Elementary School . . . . . 2(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDF 3234.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Organization of knowledge, materials and learning activities to achieve instructional effectiveness and sound classroom management techniques. Means of providing for exceptionalities among learners. The teacher as a member of a professional team. Intended for majors in early childhood and elementary education.

EDG 4324 Senior Seminar: Teaching K-12 Subjects . . . . . 2(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDG 3323C and EDF 3234.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Managing instruction, the classroom and student behavior. Promoting reading and study skills in the content areas; assessing readiness for initial certification, and improving skills in evaluating and reporting student academic progress. Intended for students in K-12 teacher education programs.

EDG 4330 Senior Seminar: Teaching in Special Education Settings . . . . . 2(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDF 3234.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Integrates theory from special education, general professional preparation and elementary and secondary education with actual school practices and prepares the teacher for the unique demands of the special education setting. Intended for special education majors.

EDG 4936 Senior Seminar . . . . . 2(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDF 3234.
Corequisite: EDG 4940.
Integrates theory, and general professional preparation with actual school practice. Prepares student for achieving initial certification and continuing success in the classroom.

EDG 4940 Student Teaching . . . . . 6-10(F,SS)
Prerequisite: EDF 3234; Primary Education student; only EEC 4302.
Corequisite: EDG 4936. Primary Education students: only EEC 4408, EEC 3800 and RED 4944.
Ten weeks of supervised teaching in a public or private school. One course, EDG 4936 will be scheduled during the student teaching semester. Student teaching assignments will be made by the Division of Teacher Education Field Placement Coordinator. Students are not allowed to take additional coursework or pursue employment during the student teaching experience. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. (See Teacher Education/Admission to Student Teaching section of this Catalog).

EDG 4941 Teaching Internship I . . . . . 1-6(F)
Corequisite: EDG 4308, EDG 4324, EDM 4320.
Phase I of year-long supervised teaching experience in public and private schools. (Students will register for this series in successive semesters.) Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. (See Teacher Education/ Admission to Student Teaching).

EDG 4942 Teaching Internship II . . . . . 1-6(S)
Corequisite: EDG 4308, EDG 4324, EDM 4320.
Phase II of year-long, supervised teaching experience in public or private schools. (Students will register for this series in successive semesters). Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. (See Teacher Education/Admission to Student Teaching).

EDG 5021 Investigative Strategies and Empirical Foundations in Learning and Development . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
Designed for graduate students in Teacher Education. Examines the empirical foundations of teacher education, investigative strategies and data sources used to study issues in teacher education. Students will identify a possible area of research in their program of study and will select a Faculty Mentor who will assist in the development of their graduate program.

EDG 5042 Alternative Certification: Ethics . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Teacher adheres to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida.

EDG 5250 Principles of Curriculum Development . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Emphasis on school curricula, underlying theories, and strategies for improvement make up the foundation for curricular reform. Students intending to meet SDOE certification requirements should select specialization areas. The specialization areas are (a) early childhood/ primary education, (b) middle school education, (d) secondary school education, and (e) exceptional student education.

EDG 5287 Alternative Assessment of At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Introduces students to different alternative assessment instruments to evaluate student performance of at-risk populations. Projects are designed to assist in the development of classroom assessment instruments for their specific curriculum.

EDG 5325 Analysis of Teaching . . . . . 3(CALL DEPT)
Introductory study of the role of self in teaching and instruction. Highlights and introduces the components of the curriculum and instruction major and provides a vehicle for the initial assessment of one's own instructional skills and research interest appropriate to a certain specialized area of emphasis. Students intending to meet SDOE certification requirements should indicate specialization interests by selecting a suffix. Specialization areas are: (a) early childhood/primary education, (b) middle school education, (d) secondary school education, and (e) exceptional student education.

EDG 5332 Principles of Instructional Design & Product Development . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Selected concepts from communication, motivation, learning theory, and principles of instructional design are examined as a basis for developing instruction. Students develop a learning package utilizing a theoretically based design.

EDG 5358 Alternative Certification: Continuous Improvement . . . . . 1(S)
The teacher realizes that he/she is in the initial stages of a lifelong learning process and that self reflection is one of the key components of that process. While his/her concentration is, of necessity, inward and personal, the role of colleagues and school- based improvement activities increases as time passes. The teacher's continued professional improvement is characterized by self-reflection, working with immediate colleagues and teammates, and meeting the goals of a personal development plan.

EDG 5401 Using School Resource Officers in Educational Settings . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The use of school resource officers in education will be studied. Techniques for the most effective application of law enforcement and resource officer personnel toward prevention and remediation of at-risk behaviors will be presented.

EDG 5403 Conflict Resolution Strategies for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Introduces to professionals working with at-risk populations, several theoretical concepts and current models for reducing/eliminating conflict within at-risk populations. Students are expected to develop a conflict resolution model for their use.

EDG 5404 Breaking the Cycle of Violence . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Causes of violent behavior in at-risk populations are examined. Strategies for reducing or eliminating violent behavior will be explored by the students. Development of an action plan for violent behavior reduction/elimination by the students is required.

EDG 5406 Building Resilience in At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Strategies which promote resilience in at-risk populations will be explored by students. Successful practices will be reviewed involving community and family influences.

EDG 5411 Anger Control for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(CALL DEPT)
Students will examine and identify the nature of anger and aggression and will learn strategies for anger replacement. Students will increase their proficiency in using replacement strategies with at-risk populations.

EDG 5414 Alternative Certification: Critical Thinking . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher is acquiring performance assessment techniques and strategies that measure higher order thinking skills in students and is building a repertoire of realistic projects and problem-solving activities designed to assist all students in demonstrating their ability to think creatively. Permission is required.

EDG 5416 Classroom Management Practices for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Best practices in classroom management and discipline techniques for personnel who work with at-risk populations are explored. Students will develop a classroom discipline plan incorporating strategies successful with at-risk populations.

EDG 5427 Involving Families of At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Students will explore concerns about parental involvement in the educational process and will identify effective strategies which promote the involvement plans to address some of the deficiencies which occur that inhibit involvement of at-risk parents in the educational process.

EDG 5632 Guidance and Counseling Strategies for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The study of research related to guidance and counseling strategies for at-risk populations. Practical activities are provided to assist students in the implementation of methods that promote a helping/caring milieu for at risk-students.

EDG 5735 Alternative Certification: Diversity . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher establishes a comfortable environment which accepts and fosters diversity. The teacher must demonstrate knowledge and awareness of varied cultures and linguistic backgrounds. The teacher creates a climate of openness, inquiry, and support by practicing strategies such as acceptance, tolerance, resolution, and mediation.

EDG 5940 Graduate Student Teaching . . . . . 1-6(F,SS)
Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

EDG 6XXX Alternative Certification: Human Development and Learning . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Drawing upon well established human development/learning theories and concepts and a variety of information about students, the teacher plans instructional activities.

EDG 6XX9 Data Driven Decisions in an Educational Setting . . . . . 1.5(F,S,SS)
Learning, Accountability, and Assessment is one of the new standards in Educational Leadership in Florida and it speaks specifically to the use of data in creating a school environment and curriculum that will enhance student learning. High Performing Leaders must monitor the success of all students in the learning processes to promote effective student performance, and use a variety of benchmarks, learning expectations, and feedback measures to ensure accountability for all participants engaged in the educational process. Using data to drive decisions is a critical component of the accountability system currently in place in Florida. Participants will develop skills in determining data needed to make certain decisions; in analyzing data; in communicating information about the decision making process to stakeholders. Specifically for administrators in the K12 educational setting.

EDG 6006 Alternative Certification: Knowledge of Subject Matter . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher has a basic understanding of the subject field and is beginning to understand that the subject is linked to other disciplines and can be applied to real-world integrated settings. The teacher's repertoire of teaching skills includes a variety of means to assist student acquisition of new knowledge and skills using that knowledge.

EDG 6016 Alternative Certification: Communication . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher recognizes the need for effective communication in the classroom and is in the process of acquiring techniques which she/he will use in the classroom.

EDG 6046 Advanced Issues for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Overview of current research and theory related to issues of at-risk populations is presented. Students will explore the roles of family, school, community, and culture to determine the most effective methods of building resilience in at-risk students.

EDG 6071 Alternative Certification: Learning Environment . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
The teacher creates and maintains a positive learning environment that fosters active engagement in learning, social interaction, cooperative learning, self-motivation, and manages student behavior.

EDG 6236 Setting Academic Goals for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Educational strategies designed to promote the setting of academic goals by at-risk students are acquired through lecture, group projects, and individual research. Students will develop motivational plans for use with at-risk students.

EDG 6255 Alternative Instruction for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Alternative instructional strategies for use with at-risk students will be presented. Students will develop a classroom plan utilizing alternative instructional techniques using Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences as a basis.

EDG 6288 Alternative Certification: Assessment . . . . . 2(F,S,SS)
The teacher collects and uses data gathered from a variety of sources. These sources include both traditional and alternative assessment strategies. Furthermore, the teacher can identify and match the students' instructional plans with their cognitive, social, linguistic, cultural, emotional, and physical needs.

EDG 6307 Alternative Certification: Role of the Teacher . . . . . 1(F,S)
The teacher communicates and works cooperatively with families and colleagues to improve the educational experiences at the school.

EDG 6328 Integrated Services for At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Current research as well as local available resources related to integrated services for at-risk students is introduced. Both school based and community collaborative models will be explored.

EDG 6335 Advanced Instructional Design & Product Development . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: EDG 5332.
Analyzes, synthesizes, and evaluates instructional and learning theories and principles, taking into account a variety of situations and individual differences of learners. Develops a design and development plan and produces related materials accounting for various models of instructional design.

EDG 6336 Alternative Certification: Lesson Planning . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Recognizing the importance of setting high expectations for all students, the teacher works with other professionals to design learning experiences that meet students' needs and interests. The teacher candidate continually seeks advice/information, and modifies her/his plans appropriately. Planned instruction incorporates a creative environment and utilizes varied and motivational strategies and multiple resources for providing comprehensive instruction for all students. Upon reflection, the teacher continuously refines outcome assessment and learning experience.

EDG 6344C Instructional Management and Technology . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Explores the basic terminology, historical perspectives, theoretical basis, research, and practical application of instructional technology. In addition, students will build knowledge and skill bases to use and apply instructional technology to educational management and instruction.

EDG 6402 Recognizing and Working with Abuse-Exposed Youth . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Students will explore background theory to better understand the dynamics of at-risk behaviors in abuse-exposed youth. Counseling and recovery techniques believed to be effective in working with abuse- exposed youth will be examined. Communication strategies will be enhanced in class group participation.

EDG 6405 Peer Pressure and Youth Gangs . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Current research related to peer pressure and gang activity is presented. Students will develop a research project and action plans which include abatement strategies for at-risk populations.

EDG 6412 Social Skills Intervention Techniques . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Students will explore current curricula focusing on social skills development and the application to the remediation of at-risk populations. Students will participate in group interaction to develop techniques for delivery of social skills training to targeted at-risk populations.

EDG 6428 Alternative Certification: Family Relationships . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher uses effective communication strategies and techniques with families and other stakeholders. The teacher works as a team member to promote and achieve school improvement goals and engages in continuous quality improvement of students and school.

EDG 6434 Alternative Certification: Technology . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The teacher uses technology as available at the school site and as appropriate to the learner. She/he provides the students with opportunities to actively use technology and facilitates access to the use of electronic resources. The teacher also uses technology to manage, evaluate, and improve instruction.

EDG 6435 Technology and At-Risk Students . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Advanced technology is used in this class to create incentives for learning by at-risk students. Students will become proficient in utilizing the Internet and graphic design techniques to increase interest in learning.

EDG 6633 Drugs and Alcohol . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
The causes of alcohol and drug abuse and the identification of effective strategies for reducing or eliminating abuse behaviors are presented. Students will develop an intervention plan for use in reducing abusive behaviors in at-risk populations.

EDG 6634 Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and Sexually Transmitted Diseases . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Involves the student in the examination of the causes of sexually transmitted diseases and how these diseases affect at-risk students. The explanation of various prevention programs will be researched by the students and used in class presentations.

EDG 6705 Ethnic and Cultural Diversity . . . . . 1(F,S,SS)
Theoretical and practical considerations for designing diverse, multicultural, and educational curricula are presented. Students will develop curricula for use with remediation of at-risk behaviors in diverse groups.

EDG 6791 Multicultural Education . . . . . 3(F,SS)
Designed to acquaint students with basic concepts of multiculturalism including theoretical orientations to (1) the study of race and ethnicity in the United States; (2) race and ethnicity in American institutions; 3) race and ethnicity in popular culture and communities; and (4) the future of race and ethnic relations and the impact on teaching and learning in a pluralistic society.

EDG 6911 Action Research . . . . . 1-6(F,S,SS)
Identifying a problem, reviewing the literature, and submitting a proposal describing a problem to be solved (including a review of related research and steps to be undertaken to solve or alleviate the problem), conducting the research with adequate control of the variables; evaluating and reporting the results. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

EDG 7070 Managing Learning Environments . . . . . 3(S)
Managing learning environments is required in the educational curriculum and instructional Doctoral program, with a specialization in teaching and learning. The focus is on developing the skills necessary to become instructional leaders in the 21st century. Management of personnel, students, finances, and community resources is discussed.

EDG 7224 Critical Issues in the Academic Curriculum . . . . . 3(S)
Examines critical issues in curriculum development, with emphasis on issues related to the various academic curricula, their roots, and promising efforts/research to deal with issues. Students will study and discuss the issues that are common and do personal research of literature relevant to their specific academic teaching field and the levels at which they teach.

EDG 7225 Teaching Critical and Social Issues . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Provides students with opportunities to design curriculum that includes critical, social, and controversial issues and to practice teaching using innovative pedagogical strategies.

EDG 7241 Social Justice and Inequities . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Offers a comprehensive look at inequality and social-justice issues in American society. Using Patricia Hill Collins' notion of a matrix of domination as a central concept, focuses on institutionalized hierarchies and systems of domination both historical and current based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, gender, disability, and age, and on how social hierarchies intersect and reinforce each other.

EDG 7303 Analysis of Learning and Teaching Practices . . . . . 1-3(F)
Advanced study of theories and research on teaching and learning and their application to instructional practices; emphasis on professional leadership in decision making related to teaching practices and creating or restructuring learning environments.

EDG 7346 Advanced Analysis of Curriculum and Instruction . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Enables students to utilize research based curriculum and instruction models to analyze and evaluate teaching processes for the purpose of improving instructional programs. Skill development in feedback and coaching techniques and strategies effective in orchestrating change in instructional practices will also be a focus.

EDG 7363 Applications of Current Research in Teaching and Learning . . . . . 3(S)
Provides advanced study of the theoretical knowledge bases, methodologies and applications of current research topics in teaching and learning to a variety of subject areas and educational settings. Required for the doctoral specialization in teaching and learning.

EDG 7458 Analysis of Alternative Assessment Methods . . . . . 3(F)
Advanced study of current theories and research on assessment with emphasis on alternative methods of assessing learning; designing multiple forms of assessment that tap into higher level thinking and allow students to demonstrate knowledge of processes and skills of problem solving and knowledge of concepts.

EDG 7930 Special Topics and Critical Issues in Teaching and Learning . . . . . 3(SS)
Advanced study of current topics and issues related to teaching and learning across a variety of classroom lab or alternative settings. Students explore current teaching practices and future needs related to educational programs for learners of various ages.

EDG 7935 Research Design Seminar . . . . . 3(F,S)
Prerequisite: EDF 6481 and EDF 7407.
Provides students with an understanding of how to undertake a research thesis. Concepts include format, style, literature reviews, hypothesis formulation, research design and statistical application.

EDG 7973 Decision-Oriented Research Thesis . . . . . 1-6(CALL DEPT)
Guided activities in the selection, approval, research and writing of a thesis relating to the student's field and level of employment. Permission is required.

EDG 8980 Dissertation . . . . . 1-18(F,S,SS)
Major individual research in an area of significant educational interest; designed specifically for candidates in the Ed.D. Curriculum and Instruction program. This dissertation will reflect intensive educational research produced by the student and collaboratively developed with the student's graduate committee. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Admission to candidacy and completion of all other doctoral program requirements are required.