Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
printEducator Preparation Institute


Educator Preparation Institute Program  (F225)


Program Website
www.palmbeachstate.edu/programs/TeacherEd


Program Description
This institutional credit program is designed for professionals with non-education bachelor's degrees to help them transition into teaching careers through competency-based coursework, portfolios, and practicum experience.

This teacher certification program consists of seven hybrid courses and two practicum experience courses. The required courses provide the student with a baseline of knowledge in educational theory, effective teaching strategies, classroom management and instructional technology.

This program also offers elective courses to further enhance skills in the teaching of reading.


Program Learning Outcomes
For detailed information, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/learningoutcomes/Program-Learning-Outcomes.


Admission Requirements
Candidates for the program must have 1) a non-education bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university, 2) a minimum 2.5 grade point average and also a SOE (statement of eligibility) from DOE and 3) passing score on the GKT, General Knowledge Exam for Reading, English, Essay & Math. Candidates must complete College and program applications and be interviewed by the program manager.


Completion Requirements
Students must complete all the coursework with a 2.5 GPA or higher, complete a portfolio, demonstrate teaching skills, and pass all FTCE exams.


Program Length
Approximate program length: one year.


Location
The program is offered at the Lake Worth campus.


For More Information
Contact the Institute of Teacher Education at (561) 868-3823.


To see when the course is offered, click the course number. To see a course description, click the course title.
Required Courses Credits: 21
EPI0001 Classroom Management 3
EPI0002 Instructional Strategies 3
EPI0003 Educational Technology 3
EPI0004 The Teaching and Learning Process 3
EPI0010 Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading 3
EPI0020 Professional Foundations 2
EPI0030 Diversity in the Classroom 2
EPI0950 Education Teaching Practicum 2
Total Program Credits: 21

For individualized course sequence


Employment Opportunities
Employment opportunities include working as a certified teacher in a public, charter or private K-12 school setting.


Career Path Notes
Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to apply for their Florida Professional Educator Certificate.


Career Center
www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career
For more information about employment opportunities including job outlook and salary information visit:
Occupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
O-Net Online: http://online.onetcenter.org/