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0001
EPI

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

Participants in this course will be provided opportunities and experiences supporting successful methodologies for classroom management. Topics include establishing rules and consequences, setting classroom procedures, conducting parent-teacher conferences, and planning the first day of school. In this course, students will write and submit a classroom management plan.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0002
EPI

INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES

 This class focuses on planning for instruction. Participants will explore diverse instructional strategies, utilize Bloom's Taxonomy to prepare lessons, write learning outcomes, and create a unit plan.  Additionally, participants will create traditional and alternative assessment instruments to document student learning.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0003
EPI

TEACHING AND TECHNOLOGY

Participants in this course will be provided structured opportunities to employ technology as an integral part of the teaching and learning process. Instruction is provided in commonly used software suites, effective integration strategies, educational software evaluation, and the use of Internet resources in the classroom.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0004
EPI

TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS

 Participants in this course will form a foundation in various learning theories as applied in the instructional process. Topics will include theories of psychosocial and cognitive development, behavioral learning theory, information-processing theory, social cognitive theory, and the constructivist learning theory.  Students will apply concepts by creating a problem-based learning lesson plan.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0010
EPI

FOUNDATIONS OF RESEARCH-BASED PRACTICES IN READING

This course is designed to help teachers improve reading instruction for students in grades K-12 by delivering current, relevant, scientifically based and classroom-based information on teaching reading. Course topics insure that all participants have the opportunity to demonstrate Competency 2 in reading. Topics include how children learn to read, factors effecting reading, quality reading instruction, vocabulary, comprehension, assessment, differentiated instruction, and the importance of reflection.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

0020
EPI

THE TEACHING PROFESSION

This course teaches the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. Topics will include history and philosophy of education, school governance, school finance, school law, ethics, purpose of schools, and continuing professional development.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0030
EPI

DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM

Participants in this course will be provided opportunities to gain an appreciation for the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a typical classroom. Additional foundational theory and structured experiences will address how social class, religion, language, gender differences, culture and ethnicity, physical differences, and prejudices have an effect on how a student learns.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

0940
EPI

TEACHING PROFESSION: FIELD EXPERIENCE

Participants in this course will be directly observed and evaluated on competencies associated with highly effective teaching as described by the Uniform Core Curriculum (UCC) for the State of Florida. The field experience consists of a total of 60 hours of performances and observation that must be completed in a K-12 public or charter school. A Level 2 Background Clearance in an approved school district, a Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education, a passing score on the General Knowledge Teacher Certification Exam, and a passing score on the selected subject area teacher certification exam are required before students can register for this class.

Prerequisite: EPI0002, EPI0010.
Corequisite: EPI0945.
Credit hours:
3
Lecture hours: 3

0945
EPI

DIVERSITY IN THE CLASSROOM: FIELD EXPERIENCE

Participants in this course will be directly observed and evaluated on competencies associated with highly effective teaching as described by the Uniform Core Curriculum (UCC) for the State of Florida. The field experience consists of a total of 60 hours of performances and observation that must be completed in a K-12 public or charter school. A Level 2 Background Clearance in an approved school district, a Statement of Status of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Education, a passing score on the General Knowledge Teacher Certification Exam, and a passing score on the selected subject area teacher certification exam are required before students can register for this class.

Prerequisite: EPI0002, EPI0010.
Corequisite: EPI0940.
Credit hours:
3
Lecture hours: 3

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