The SOED offers majors in Elementary Education (K-6) and Exceptional Student Education (K-12), Secondary Education with concentrations in Biology, English, Social Science, and Mathematics. The Bachelor of Science degrees offered in these specialized fields, along with the teacher education curriculum, prepare students for a professional teaching career in the respective content areas.
The curricular offerings in the teacher education programs provide opportunities to learn and practice appropriate theories, concepts, and strategies. The professional education program is intended to provide skills and competencies necessary to be effective educators by emphasizing such areas as, methodologies of instruction, curriculum development, classroom management, culturally responsive teaching, assessment and outcomes planning, field activities, and internship experience. The curriculum developed for majors leading to teacher certification is based on Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) standards, national standards, and the State Board of Education rules prescribed in Chapter 6A.5FAC of the Department of Education for the State of Florida.
The School of Education offers the following undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs:
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education K-12/ESOL with Reading Endorsement (state approved)
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Biology
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in English/ESOL with Reading Endorsement
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Mathematics
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies (state approved)
- Minor in Education
- Master of Science in Exceptional Student Education
- Master of Science in Reading (K-12)/ESOL
- Education Specialist in Exceptional Student Education
Refer to University Catalog outlining program description and courses.