The School of Education (SOE) has been training high quality teachers for nearly a century. The SOE, which traces its history back to 1915, currently supplies one of every four of South Florida’s black teachers.
The SOE offers majors in combined 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 Professional Education Program provide opportunities to learn and practice appropriate theories, concepts, and strategies. The Professional Education Program provides teacher trainees with the skills and competencies necessary to be effective educators by emphasizing such areas as methodologies of instruction, curriculum development, classroom management, assessment, field activities, and internship experience. The curriculum developed for majors leading to teacher certification is based on NCATE 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 must make program modifications as mandated by the State.
The School’s Teacher Education Programs are approved by the Florida Department of Education.