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 in a teachable area in order to participate in the program.
The PTO minor consists of 18 credit hours passed with a C or higher with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher. Upon successful completion of the coursework and passing the required Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) student's UM transcripts will indicate that the student has completed a Florida State-approved PTO program. Students will then be eligible to apply for a 3-year Temporary Teaching Certificate in the State of Florida. There is a one-year of successful teaching requirement in an accredited school in Florida in order to apply for a Professional Teaching Certificate. Please note: Students must have passing scores on the FTCE prior to graduation in order to be eligible for the PTO Stamp.
|TAL 103||Psychological Foundations of Education||3|
|TAL 330||Introduction to the Education of Exceptional Individuals||3|
|TAL 305||Classroom and Behavior Management||3|
|TAL 404||Content Area Literacy in the Secondary Classroom||3|
|TAL 506||Issues and Strategies for ESOL||3|
|Select one of the following as appropriate for the subject area and approved by the advisor:||3|
|Education and the Arts|
|Instruction and Assessment in the Secondary School.|
|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|