This minor in Education is approved by the Florida Department of Education to provide professional preparation according to Rule 6A-5.066, F.A.C., for those who seek an approved alternative route to Florida Certification.  The minor builds understanding of learners and learning for those earning a baccalaureate degree in a discipline other than education. The program complements discipline expertise by building knowledge and skills of effective teaching. The minor provides rigorous instruction in creating a safe learning environment in P-12 classrooms, effective instructional planning and teaching strategies for diverse learners, and using assessment data to inform instruction with field experiences incorporated into coursework. The course work will build understanding of learning and learners in the prekindergarten- grade 12 environment. Thus, participants in this minor will develop understanding and skill in how to teach their discipline. The minor does need to be declared. A student wishing to receive a minor in Education should complete the course requirements described under “Required Courses.”  Successful completion of the Minor in Education results in the following endorsement on the student’s transcript: “Completed State-Approved Professional Training Option.”

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of effective management of the learning environment such that the environment is safe and that student learning is demonstrated
  2. Candidates apply knowledge of human development and learning to prepare effective learning environments and provide effective instruction for diverse student populations
  3. Candidates demonstrate accurate use of multiple sources of data to inform planning and instruction to improve student achievement
  4. Candidates demonstrate effective instructional strategies for diverse learners, including students with disabilities
  5. Candidates effectively apply research-based instructional practices of reading to instruction in their discipline
  6. Candidates demonstrate effective instruction for teaching English Language Learners

Required Courses

Course Number Title Credit Hours Requisites (KEY) Notes (KEY)
EDE 4302 The Learning Environment 3 PR: EDE 4947, RED 4310, EEX 4084, MAE 4310; CR: EDE 4948 Learning Outcome a; See advisor to waive prerequisites
EDF 3122 Learning and the Developing Child 3 PR: General psychology; School of Education Majors only Learning Outcome b
EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers 3 School of Education Majors only Learning Outcome c; See advisor to waive prerequisites
EDE 4323 Planning for Instruction of Diverse Learners 3 PR: EDE 4223, EDF 3604, EDF 3122, TSL 4240; CR: EDE 4947 Learning Outcome e; See advisor to waive prerequisites
RED 4333 Content Area Reading 3 None Learning Outcome f
TSL 4344 Foundations of Teaching ESOL in Mainstream Classroom 3 CP: TSL 4240 TSL 4240 can be taken as a prerequisite or corequisite