EDG 2701†††††††† Teaching Diverse Populations†††††††† 3
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 studentsí understanding of multiculturalism. Meets
3323C†††††† General Methods for Teaching
K-12 Students††††††† 3
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 4048†††††††† Contemporary Issues in Public Education†††††††† 0-3
overview of current public school issues in the state of Florida. Is intended
for individuals planning to pursue an alternative route to obtaining state
certification as a teacher in the Florida public schools. Credit may not be
received in both EDG 4048 and EDM 4404.
EDG 4308†††††††† Senior Seminar: Teaching in the
Elementary School††††††††† 2
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
EDG 3323C and EDF 3234.
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
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
EDG 4936†††††††† Senior Seminar†††††††† 2
theory, and general professional preparation with actual school practice.
Prepares student for achieving initial certification and continuing success in
EDG 4940†††††††† Student Teaching††††††††† 3-12
of ten weeks of supervised teaching in a public or private school. 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 without prior
approval from the Teacher Education Field Placement Coordinator. Graded on a
satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.
EDG 4941†††††††† Teaching Internship I†††††††††††† 1-6
EDG 4308, EDG 4324, EDM 4320.
I of a 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
EDG 4942†††††††† Teaching Internship II††††††† 1-6
EDG 4308, EDG 4324, EDM 4320.
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
EDG 5042†††††††† Alternative Certification: Ethics†††††††† 1
adheres to the Code of Ethics and Principles of Professional Conduct of the
Education Profession in Florida.
EDG 5250†††††††† Principles of Curriculum Development††††††††† 3
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
EDG 5289†††††††† Alternative Assessment of At-Risk
student of 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.
Credit may not be received in both EDG 5289 and EDG 5287.
EDG 5332†††††††† Principles of Instructional Design
& Product Development††††† 3
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
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 teacherís continued professional improvement is characterized by
self-reflection, working with immediate colleagues and teammates, and meeting
the goals of a personal development plan.
EDG 5366†††††††† Investigative Strategies and Empirical
Foundations in Learning and Development†† 3
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. Credit may not be received in both
EDG 5366 and EDG 5021.
EDG 5401†††††††† Using School Resource Officers in
Educational Settings††††††††† 1
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
EDG 5411†††††††† Anger Control for At-Risk Students††††††††††††††† 1
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
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
EDG 5416†††††††† Classroom Management Practices
for At-Risk Students†††††††††† 1
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 5420†††††††† Conflict Resolution Strategies for
At-Risk Students††††††††††††††† 1
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. Credit may not be receive in both EDG 5420 and EDG 5403.
EDG 5421†††††††† Breaking the Cycle of Violence†††††††††††† 1
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. Credit may not be received for both EDG 5421 and EDG
EDG 5427†††††††† Involving Families of At-Risk Students†††††† 1
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 5631†††††††† Building Resilience in At-Risk Students†††††††††††† 1
which promote resilience in at-risk populations will be explored by students.
Successful practices will be reviewed involving community and family
influences. Credit may not be received in both EDG 5631 and EDG 5406.
EDG 5632†††††††† Guidance and Counseling Strategies for
At-Risk Students††††††† 1
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
EDG 5735†††††††† Alternative Certification: Diversity††††††† 1
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
on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.
EDG 6006†††††††† Alternative Certification:
Knowledge of Subject Matter†††††† 1
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 teacherís repertoire of teaching skills
includes a variety of means to assist student acquisition of new knowledge and
skills using that knowledge.
EDG 6007†††††††† Foundations of Professional Education†††††††††††††† 3
comprehensive overview of the professional education knowledge base. Coursework
will cover a broad range of topics and prepares the student to pass the Florida
Teacher Certification Examination for Professional Education.
EDG 6016†††††††† Alternative Certification:
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 6047†††††††† Advanced Issues for At-Risk Students††††††††††† 1
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 more effective methods of building resilience in
at-risk students. Credit may not be received in both EDG 6047 and EDG 6046.
EDG 6071†††††††† Alternative Certification: Learning
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 6237†††††††† Setting Academic Goals for At-Risk
strategies assigned 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. Credit
may not be received in both EDG 6237 and EDG 6236.
EDG 6255†††††††† Alternative Instruction for At-Risk
instructional strategies for use with at-risk students will be presented.
Students will develop a classroom plan utilizing alternative instructional
techniques using Gardnerís Theory of Multiple Intelligences as a basis.
EDG 6285†††††††† Data Driven Decisions in an
Educational Setting††††††††††† 2
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 6288†††††††† Alternative Certification: Assessment††††††††† 2
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 studentsí instructional
plans with their cognitive, social, linguistic, cultural, emotional, and
EDG 6307†††††††† Alternative Certification: Role of 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
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
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
the importance of setting high expectations for all students, the teacher works
with other professionals to design learning experiences that meet studentsí
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 6412†††††††† Social Skills Intervention Techniques††††††††††††††† 1
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 6418†††††††† Recognizing and Working with
Abuse Exposed Youth†††††††††††† 1
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 6428†††††††† Alternative Certification:
Family Relationships†††††††††† 1
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
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 6621†††††††† Alternative Certification:
Human Development and Learning††††††††††††† 1
upon well established human development/learning theories and concepts and a
variety of information about students, the teacher plans instructional
activities. Credit may not be received in both EDG 6621 and EDG 6362.
EDG 6630†††††††† Peer Pressure and Youth Gangs†††††††††††† 1
research related to peer pressure and gang activity is presented. Students will
develop research project and action plans which include abatement strategies
for at-risk population. Credit may not be received for both EDG 6630 and EDG
EDG 6633†††††††† Drugs and Alcohol††††††† 1
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
EDG 6634†††††††† Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and
Sexually Transmitted Diseases††††††† 1
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
EDG 6655†††††††† National Board for Professional
Standards Certification†††††††† 6
students to develop the portfolio entries required for National Board of
Professional Teaching Standards certification. Graded on
satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.
EDG 6705†††††††† Ethnic and Cultural Diversity††††††† 1
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
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
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
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
EDG 7224†††††††† Critical Issues in the Academic
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
students with opportunities to design curriculum that includes critical,
social, and controversial issues and to practice teaching using innovative
EDG 7241†††††††† Social Justice and Inequities††††††††††† 3
a comprehensive look at inequality and social-justice issues in American
society. Using Patricia Hill Collinsí 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
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
EDG 7346†††††††† Advanced Analysis of Curriculum and
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
EDG 7363†††††††† Applications of Current Research in
Teaching and Learning 3
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
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
EDG 7930†††††††† Special Topics and Critical Issues in
Teaching and Learning††††††††† 3
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
EDF 6481 and EDF 7407.
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
activities in the selection, approval, research and writing of a thesis
relating to the studentís field and level of employment. Permission is required.
EDG 8980†††††††† Dissertation††††††††† 1-18
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 studentís graduate committee.
Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Admission to candidacy and
completion of all other doctoral program requirements are required.