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Florida Teacher Workshops

Our Workshops are taught by successful practitioners and meet FL DOE Certification requirements

The Teacher Workshop courses are approved by the FL DOE to meet teacher certification requirements.

Whether recertifying or upgrading to a professional certificate, our courses are designed to provide rigorous and relevant content to enhance your teaching practice. The Teacher Workshop courses are approved by the FL DOE to meet teacher certification requirements.

We recommend registering early. Space is limited. Students are required to view the tutorials before the course begins.

Meet FL DOE Certification Requirements

The asynchronous, online platform of these accelerated courses allows working professionals to complete certification requirements in the setting of their choosing without the worry of scheduled class meetings.
Affordable

Affordable

Sign up for just the courses you need. There are NO application fees, NO technology fees, and NO book fees. All courses are offered at a flat rate of $640.00 each.
Convenient

Convenient

The asynchronous, online platform of the courses allows teachers to complete certification requirements quickly, without the worry of scheduling conflicts.
Efficient

Efficient

Courses are accelerated and expertly designed to be completed quickly, in just over a week.
Approved by Department of Education

Approved by Department of Education

For teachers holding a valid Florida teaching certificate or temporary certificate. Out of state applicants must seek course approval from the Department of Education of their state prior to enrolling in courses.

Please note: We advise you to confirm these courses with your district office and/or the FL DOE before enrolling to verify that they meet your individualized certification requirements. If you currently hold a Temporary Teaching Certificate and need to complete coursework, please see the courses that we offer which align with the items on your Statement of Status of Eligibility.

 

Professional Education Area果冻传媒 Course
Classroom management with a focus on creating safe learning environments for students in which effective teaching and learning can take place by promoting a physically, emotionally, socially, and academically secure climate for students.EDU 3333 鈥 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hours
Effective instructional techniques, strategies and materials to meet the needs of diverse learners including students with disabilitiesEDU 3333 鈥 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hours
(This class meets two of your requirements.)
Child and adolescent development including theories and principles of learningEDU 1107 鈥 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hours
Educational assessment practices that include analysis and application of data to improve instruction and learningEDU 2235 鈥 Methods of Assessments, 4 credit hours
Curriculum and special methods of teaching SUBJECT in the middle or secondary schoolEDU 4454 鈥 Special Methods in Education (果冻传媒 is approved with FLDOE in the following subject areas: Art K-12, Biology 6-12, English 6-12, Mathematics 6-12, Music K-12 and Social Sciences 6-12, 1 credit hour.
Instructional strategies for teaching students of limited English proficiency including instruction in the English languageEDU 3279 鈥 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hours
Applications of research-based instructional practices in readingEDU 3370 鈥 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hours OR EDU 4457 鈥 Reading & Writing in the Content Areas, 1 credit hour
Recertification Only
Teaching Students with Disabilities (SWD) [Senate Bill 1108, beginning July 1, 2014]EDU 2210 鈥 Foundations of Special Education, 2 credit hours

Course Schedules

We recommend registering early. Space is limited. Students are required to view the tutorials before the course begins.

Please note: A grade of "C" or better must be earned in all professional education courses.

Spring 2 - January 26-February 3, 2024

Registration Closes January 10, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2240 Foundations of Reading Instruction, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (6-12), 1 credit hr.

Spring 3 - February 23-March 3, 2024

Registration Closes February 7, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.

Spring 4 - March 15-23, 2024

Registration Closes February 28, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Area (6-12), 1 credit hr.

Summer 1 - April 12-20, 2024

Registration closes March 27, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3343 Literacy and Literature in the Classroom, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.

Summer 2 - May 3-11, 2024

Registration Closes April 17, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (6-12), 1 credit hr.

Summer 3 - May 24-June 1, 2024

Registration Closes May 8, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.

Summer 4 - June 7-15, 2024

Registration Closes May 22, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3347 Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction of Literacy, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.

EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (6-12), 1 credit hr.

Summer 5 - June 28-July 6, 2024

Registration Closes June 12, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4454 Special Methods of Education, 1 credit hr.

Summer 6 - July 19-27, 2024

Registration Closes July 3, 2024 at 12:00 PM

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 2235 Methods of Assessment, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III, 2 credit hrs.
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading, 4 credit hrs.
EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas (6-12), 1 credit hr.

Course Descriptions

All courses described below are approved by the State of Florida Department of Education for the recertification of teachers holding a valid Florida Teaching Certificate.

EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I (Child and Adolescent Development)

Four credit hours. An introduction to the study of public and non-public education systems, past, and present, in the United States and in other countries. Emphasis on problems, issues, and trends in contemporary American education as viewed from historical, sociological, psychological, and economic perspectives will be examined. This course will also serve as a prologue to comprehensive classroom management.

EDU 2210 Foundations of Special Education

Two hours. This survey course provides an introduction to the terminology, identification, and issues commonly encountered when addressing the instructional needs of diverse students with disabilities. Emphasis will be placed on instructional strategies, classroom management, assessment of learning, and the curriculum as these relate to inclusion, diversity issues, federal and state legislative mandates pertinent to nondiscriminatory assessments, parental involvement, individualized education programs, and professional practice and foundations in special education. The course addresses teaching students with disabilities and the collaborative roles of a multidisciplinary approach to supporting children and youth with disabilities in a diverse society.

EDU 2235 Methods of Assessments

Four hours. This course addresses educational assessment practices in the K-12 classroom that include analysis and application of data from state-wide standardized assessments and other multiple sources to improve instruction and learning for all learners.

EDU 2240 Foundations of Reading Instruction

Four hours. Co-requisite EDU 2241 (not applicable to TWS students). The preservice teacher will master the theoretical and practical foundations for the major components of reading within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. Preservice teachers engage in reading coursework based upon scientifically based reading research and classroom teaching simulations, developing teaching strategies, and creating activities and reading lessons that include phonological awareness, phonics, fluent decoding of words, comprehension for the construction of meaning, fluency, vocabulary, and oral language skills. The preservice teacher implements activities and lessons in a supervised clinical setting.

EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I

Four credit hours. Planning, implementing, and evaluating developmentally appropriate methods and unique experiences to meet the needs of children who speak a language other than English. Characteristic of second language learner. Second language acquisition processes, and oral language development. Discussions of major trends in ESOL teaching, as well as appropriate resources in ESOL methodologies. Exploration of various social contexts that maximize language and literacy development for second language learners such as collaborative groups and teacher-student conferencing. Focus on instructional strategies that effective teachers use to promote literacy development in all students.

EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III (Effective Instructional Strategies and Classroom Management)

Two credit hours. An introduction to the study of public and non-public education systems emphasizing the philosophical foundations of education trends in contemporary American education, educational psychology and classroom management.

EDU 3343 Literacy and Literature in the Classroom

Four hours. Prerequisites: EDU 2240 and EDU 3279 and EDU 2241 or EDU 2256 (not applicable to TWS students). Preservice teachers will master the theoretical and practical foundations for teaching children’s literature and literacy within the context of a culturally diverse and technologically complex environment. Preservice teachers will gain understanding of ways that children’s literature may support literacy instruction for all learners in the K-12 classroom, across the curriculum, including ELLs, and those with learning differences, dyslexia, learning disabilities, social/emotional learning needs. Preservice teachers will apply these concepts in a laboratory or school setting.

EDU 3347 Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction of Literacy

Four hours. Prerequisites: EDU 2235 and EDU 3323 and EDU 2240 or EDU 2256 (not applicable to TWS students). Teacher candidates will master theoretical and practical foundations for administering formal and informal assessments and use assessment data to guide instruction in reading and writing. Teacher candidates engage in the systematic problem-solving process to gain a broad understanding of a variety of literacy assessments, screenings, diagnostic assessments, and progress monitoring tools that may be used to prevent, identify, and diagnose reading difficulties. They select and administer various literacy assessments, and analyze and interpret the results in order to apply scientifically based developmentally appropriate strategies and materials for remediation to support diverse K-12 learners.

EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading

Four hours. Co-requisite: EDU 3347 (not applicable to TWS students). Teacher candidates engage in the systematic problem-solving process, differentiate instruction, and implement scientifically based reading research practices to support diverse K-12 learners in their acquisition of phonological awareness, phonics and fluent decoding of words, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension for construction of meaning, and oral language with the purposes of prevention, identification, and remediation of reading difficulties to increase reading performance and provide equitable literacy instruction for all. Teacher candidates gain a broad knowledge of and apply research-based instructional practices, differentiate instruction, and use appropriate strategies and materials to engage in the use of explicit, systematic and sequential approaches to K-12 reading instruction to implement multisensory intervention strategies based on assessment data.

EDU 4454 Special Methods in Education

One credit hour. This course is designed to prepare for teaching in the secondary subject areas of Biology, Mathematics, English, Social Sciences, Art, and Music using a variety of research-based techniques, materials (including instructional technology), and teaching strategies. Special emphasis is given to the research based on effective teaching behaviors.

EDU 4457 Reading and Writing in the Content Areas in the Secondary School

One credit hour. This course will focus on ways in which reading, writing, speaking, and listening are developed and used in the content areas in conjunction with the strategies and skills appropriate to the developmental levels and attitude typical of secondary school students. The course will involve lesson planning and design as well as group presentation, discussion, and critique.

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