The Education and Social Change program’s conceptual framework focuses on the world of education beyond classroom walls, the classroom context of teaching, and the students in classrooms, comprising a holistic, developmental approach across the three areas. Overall, the goals of the program track are to improve instruction for diverse populations, to prepare teachers for leadership roles within their schools, and to develop capacity to lead future change efforts in support of public education.

There are two tracks with three possible program plans: 1) Teaching Track and 2) Social Change Track. The Teaching Track includes the core classes plus two electives for those with or wishing to pursue a Florida Temporary or Full  Teaching Certificate. There is also the Professional Training Option for those wishing to pursue a Florida Temporary Teaching Certificate (see below for required courses). The Social Change Track is made up of the Core Classes plus one Social Change Track course.

Curriculum Requirements

Core Courses: Teaching Track or Social Change Track
Educational Assessment and Accountability
Understanding Culture in the Classroom
Educating Exceptional Students
Language and Reading Instruction
Introduction To The Politics Of Education, Teaching, And Learning
Human Development, Learning and Schooling
Psychosocial Change and Well-Being in Education
Choose one of the following Tracks:
Social Change Track
Education Reform, Policy And The Social Organization Of Schooling
Teaching Track
Select one of the following:
Instruction in Secondary English.
Instruction In Secondary Mathematics
Instruction In Secondary Science
Instruction In Secondary Social Studies
Methods Of Teaching In The Elementary School
Electives
Electives (6 credits): With advisor approval, students may select up to 6 credits (2 courses) to be included in their program plans. -or- Professional Teaching Option: Leading to FL DOE Temporary Teaching Certification upon successful completion of the Teaching Track, along with: 1
Professional Teaching Option
Core Courses: 30 - 36 credit hours required
A minimum of 18 credit hours (6 courses) to a maximum of 24 credit hours (8 courses) from among the following:
Educational Assessment and Accountability
Issues and Strategies for ESOL
Classroom and Behavior Management
Understanding Culture in the Classroom
Educating Exceptional Students
Introduction To The Politics Of Education, Teaching, And Learning
Human Development, Learning and Schooling
Psychosocial Change and Well-Being in Education
Select one of the following:
Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School.
Methods Of Teaching In The Elementary School
Select one of the following:
Literacy and Learning Strategies in the Content Area
Language and Reading Instruction
Language and Early Reading Instruction
Electives
Select 6 credits (2 courses) from the following:
Mathematics in the Elementary School
Science in the Elementary School
Online Teaching and Leadership
Early Reading Instruction and Literature for Young Children
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 See Graduate Program Advisor for guidance.