The Professional Training Option (PTO) is a Florida Department of Education approved pathway for non-education majors to complete the professional component, one of the requirements to become a certified teacher in the State of Florida.
The PTO minor is 18 credit hours. Students must successfully pass the required portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) prior to degree conferral. UM transcripts will indicate that the student has completed a Florida State approved PTO program. Program completers will be eligible to apply for a Temporary Teaching Certificate in the State of Florida. Please see an academic advisor in the School of Education and Human Development for exam requirements and course advising.
|PTO Minor Courses|
|TAL 103||Psychological Foundations of Education||3|
|TAL 305||Classroom and Behavior Management||3|
|TAL 330||Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Individuals||3|
|TAL 404||Content Area Literacy in the Secondary Classroom||3|
|TAL 506||Issues and Strategies for ESOL||3|
|Select one of the following (appropriate for the subject area):||3|
|Education and the Arts|
|Instruction and Assessment in Secondary English Language Arts|
|Instruction and Assessment in Secondary Mathematics|
|Instruction and Assessment in Secondary Science|
|Instruction and Assessment in Secondary Social Studies|
|Total Credit Hours||18|