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 a choice of two program plans (1. Core Classes plus one course for the Teaching Track for those with a Florida Temporary or Full  Teaching Certificate, or 2. Professional Teaching Option for those wishing to pursue a Florida Temporary Teaching Certificate), and the Social Change Track is made up of the Core Classes plus one Social Change Track course.

Core Courses: Teaching Track or Social Change Track
TAL 601Educational Assessment and Accountability3
TAL 627Understanding Culture in the Classroom3
TAL 629Educating Exceptional Students3
TAL 634Language and Reading Instruction3
TAL 666Introduction To The Politics Of Education, Teaching, And Learning3
TAL 668Human Development, Learning and Schooling3
TAL 669Psychosocial Change and Well-Being in Education3
Choose one of the following Tracks:
Social Change Track
TAL 667Education Reform, Policy And The Social Organization Of Schooling3
Teaching Track
Select one of the following:
TAL 661Instruction in Secondary English.3
TAL 662Instruction In Secondary Mathematics3
TAL 663Instruction In Secondary Science3
TAL 664Instruction In Secondary Social Studies3
TAL 665Methods Of Teaching In The Elementary School3
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:
TAL 601Educational Assessment and Accountability3
TAL 606Issues and Strategies for ESOL3
TAL 612Classroom and Behavior Management3
TAL 627Understanding Culture in the Classroom3
TAL 629Educating Exceptional Students3
TAL 666Introduction To The Politics Of Education, Teaching, And Learning3
TAL 668Human Development, Learning and Schooling3
TAL 669Psychosocial Change and Well-Being in Education3
Select one of the following:
TAL 660Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School.3
TAL 665Methods Of Teaching In The Elementary School3
Select one of the following:
TAL 610Literacy and Learning Strategies in the Content Area3
TAL 634Language and Reading Instruction3
TAL 647Language and Early Reading Instruction3
Electives
Select 6 credits (2 courses) from the following:6
Mathematics in the Elementary School
Science in the Elementary School
Online Teaching and Leadership
Early Reading Instruction and Literature for Young Children
Total Credit Hours84
1

 See Graduate Program Advisor for guidance.