Curriculum Requirements

TAL 103Psychological Foundations of Education3
Two TAL courses 300 level or higher6
TAL Course3
Total Credit Hours12
1

All courses must be passed with a C or high with a minimum of 2.5 GPA for the minor.

2

It is strongly recommended that students enroll in courses for this minor which do not include Field Experience. Please see an advisor for a list of those courses.

3

TAL 107, TAL 207, TAL 307, and TAL 191 do NOT count toward the minor.

4

This minor does not lead to teaching credentials.

Professional Training Option Minor

The Professional Training Option (PTO) is a Florida Department of Education approved pathway for non-education majors to complete the Professional Education component, one of the requirements to become a certified teacher in the State of Florida. Please be advised that students seeking the PTO must be majoring or minoring in a teachable subject

TAL 103Psychological Foundations of Education3
TAL 305Classroom and Behavior Management3
TAL 330Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Individuals3
TAL 404Content Area Literacy in the Secondary Classroom3
TAL 506Issues and Strategies for ESOL3
Select one course from the following list as appropriate for the subject area3
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 Hours18
1

 Students must pass the specified tests of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam. These tests include the  General Knowledge Test (all four sections) and the Subject Area Exam of the student's discipline area (Biology, English, Math etc...). These tests must be passed prior to graduation in order to be eligible for the State of Florida Stamp applied to transcripts.

2

All courses must be passed with a C or high with a minimum of 2.5 GPA for the minor.

3

Students must pass all 4 sections of the General Knowledge Exam (GKT), part of the FTCE, in order to be eligible for 400 level courses or higher.