Field Observation Course Descriptions
EDF2005 Introduction to The Teaching Profession 3 credits, (3 lecture hours)
This course provides a survey of historical sociological and philosophical foundations of education; governance and finance of education; educational policies; legal, moral, and ethical issues; and the professionalism of teaching. Students will be provided exposure to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. Students are required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field observation in a K-12 Setting. This observation may not be done via virtual modes of film or Internet.
EDF2085 Introduction to Diversity for Educators 3 credits, (3 lecture hours)
This course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided exposure to the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The field experiences should not be via virtual modes of film or Internet.
EPI0950 Teaching Methods Practicum (IC) 2 credits (2 clinical hours)
Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree and 2.5 GPA The course provides the participant with a complete 30 hours of practicum experience in a public, charter or private school setting, with a Clinical Educator, to gain insight into the instructional process. The participant will especially observe, reflect and demonstrate presentation styles, teaching and learning strategies, assessment methods and management techniques and observe and reflect upon practices relating to diversity in the classroom.