Course Description

Module 1 – The Instructional Process

This module prepares you to set up a classroom, establish classroom policies and procedures, create objective-based lesson plans, utilize various styles on presentations, employ varied teaching strategies, develop and administer various forms of assessment, integrate Sunshine State Standards into lesson development, establish and maintain cooperative relations with parents, research professional literature to seek best practices and to hone the craft of effective instruction. A major focus of this module is the ethical and legal obligations of the teaching profession. You will develop a developmental, assessment and professional portfolio demonstrating mastery of competencies.

Segment A: Classroom Management
Segment B: Instructional Strategies
Segment C: Technology
Segment D: The Teaching and Learning Process

Module 2 – Reading Fundamentals

This module provides substantive knowledge of language structure and function, cognition of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Further, it provides knowledge of the integration of reading components. Instruction in this module is grounded in scientifically-based reading research as a mechanism to affect instructional practice.

Segment A: Foundations of Research-Based Practices in Reading

Module 3 – The Teaching Profession

This module provides the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. The participants will gain an understanding of the organization and administration of the public school, the laws governing teachers, the Code of Ethics, and the purpose of schools. This module develops a professional perspective and creates a sense of grounding in the profession of teaching.

Segment A: Professional Foundations
Segment B: Field Experience –  EPI0095

You will complete a field experience in public, charter, or private schools. Field experiences provide the opportunity to gain insight into the instructional process.

Module 4 – Diversity in the Classroom

This module provides you with an understanding of the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a typical classroom. Field experiences give a broader view of the social aspects of diversity and encourage you to reevaluate personal beliefs and prejudices that may adversely affect the learning process.

Segment A: Diversity
Segment B: Field Experience – EPI0095

You will complete a series of experiences designed to give prospective teachers a perspective on the varied background of students in public schools. Cohorts will meet together to discuss these experiences and to relate them to their observations of students as well as student behaviors and interactions in the school setting.