ELE 202. CM 1 - Mathematics I (5)
This module is the first part of a two semester sequence designed to give students an in-depth knowledge of mathematics in elementary schools. Topics in elementary mathematics will be examined from a problem solving and conceptual framework with a view to in-depth understanding of these topics and their interrelationships. Topics will include sets, numeration systems, computational methods, algebraic concepts and number theory. Emphasis will be placed on the use of manipulatives and technology for gaining understanding and solving problems. The approach will integrate the understanding of these topics and their interrelationships with the approaches to teaching these topics in (K-6) classrooms. This is a required content module for all elementary education majors

ELE 203. CM 2 - Literacy I (5)
This module integrates the acquisition of background knowledge of strategic literacy instruction with research-based methods of student behavior and classroom management.  Preservice teachers will plan and implement strategic approaches toward improving diverse K-12 students’ literacy and content area knowledge within activities and lessons. Additionally, the module focuses on selection of materials for teaching language arts and communication skills. Classroom management strategies are integrated for enhancing preservice teachers’ effectiveness. This module is designed, in part, to fulfill requirements mandated by Florida Legislature and the Reading Endorsement (July, 2002 Source).

 

ELE 302. CM 3 - Social Studies (6)
This module is designed for preservice teacher candidates to engage in learning Social Studies content through a variety of constructivist teaching strategies.  Social Studies teaching methods are interwoven with reading strategies and skills, classroom management techniques, technologies and field-based experiences in order to implement the effective teaching of social studies for a wide diversity of students, including English language learners (ELLs).

ELE 303. CM 4- Technology (5)
This module focuses on strategies to integrate technology in teaching and learning in a meaningful way to promote a diversity of students’ depth of under-standing of concepts and process and to use productivity tools for assessment. It includes current applications of technology used to plan and design the technology to be integrated into learning experiences.

 

ELE 304. CM 4 - Technology (6)
This module focuses on strategies to integrate technology in teaching and learning in a meaningful way to promote a diversity of students’ depth of under-standing of concepts and process and to use productivity tools for assessment. It includes current applications of technology used to plan and design the technology to be integrated into learning experiences.

ELE 305. CM 5-Mathematics II (5)

This module is the second part of a two semester long sequence and is designed to give students a conceptual framework and in-depth knowledge of the mathematics in the elementary school. Topics in elementary mathematics will be examined from a problem solving and conceptual framework with a view to in-depth understanding of these topics and their interrelationships. Topics will include Statistics, Probability & Data Analysis, Geometry and Measurement. Emphasis will be placed on the use of manipulatives and technology for gaining understanding and solving problems. The approach will integrate the understanding of these topics and their interrelationships with the approaches to teaching these topics in K-6 classrooms. This is a required content module for all elementary education majors.

ELE 306. CM 5 - Mathematics II (6)
This module is the second part of a two semester long sequence and is designed to give students a conceptual framework and in-depth knowledge of the mathematics in the elementary school. Topics in elementary mathematics will be examined from a problem solving and conceptual framework with a view to in-depth understanding of these topics and their interrelationships. Topics will include Statistics, Probability & Data Analysis, Geometry and Measurement. Emphasis will be placed on the use of manipulatives and technology for gaining understanding and solving problems. The approach will integrate the understanding of these topics and their interrelationships with the approaches to teaching these topics in K-6 classrooms. This is a required content module for all elementary education majors.

ELE 307. CM 6-Science (5)
This module is designed for preservice teacher candidates to engage in learning Science content for the elementary school teacher, modeled and practiced using a variety of constructivist teaching strategies. Science teaching methods are interwoven with reading strategies and skills, technologies, classroom management techniques and field experiences necessary to implement the effective teaching of science for a diversity of students, including English language learners (ELLs).

 

ELE 308. CM 6 - Science (6)
This module is designed for preservice teacher candidates to engage in learning Science content for the elementary school teacher, modeled and practiced using a variety of constructivist teaching strategies. Science teaching methods are interwoven with reading strategies and skills, technologies, classroom management techniques and field experiences necessary to implement the effective teaching of science for a diversity of students, including English language learners (ELLs).

ELE 311. Foundations of Reading Instruction (3)
This course builds foundational knowledge related to reading and literacy theory to develop substantive understanding on how the reading components and integration of the components improves reading proficiency for K-12 students. This course fulfills Florida State Reading Endorsement Requirements for Competency One and is a 25-hour service-learning course.
 
ELE 313. Application of Research based Instructional Reading Practices (3)
Pre-requisite: ELE 311.This course applies and uses the principles of research-based reading instructional practices and the integration of the reading components following a systematic problem solving process to scaffold the reading development of K-12 students. This course fulfills Florida State Reading Endorsement Requirements for Competency Two and is a 25-hour service-learning course.

 

ELE 403. Music and Art Methods for Elementary Teachers (3)
This course provided the elementary classroom teacher with the competencies, skills, teaching strategies and classroom management techniques that will help them to integrate these two important subjects into curriculum.

ELE 412. CM 7- Literacy II & ESOL II (6) 
Prerequisite: EDU 103 and EDU 201. This course is designed to prepare Elementary Education Preservice teachers to become effective teachers, behavior and classroom managers, reflective practitioners and leaders, especially in the areas of ESOL and Reading. Reading and ESOL content focuses on Second Language Acquisition theory, the components of language, and reading research. Preservice teachers will study the role of assessment in reading instruction and the foundations of differentiated instruction for struggling readers and English Language Learners (ELLs). This course provides the knowledge base necessary for effective reading instruction. Such effective teaching is based on knowledge of how reading is acquired by diverse K-12 students and how to differentiate instruction to meet all learning needs effectively. To this end, pre-service teachers will learn about current research findings on learning to read, learning how to teach diverse K-12 students reading, and current research on how children learn to read.

ELE 413. Foundations of Reading Assessment(3)
Pre-requisite: ELE 313. This course develops foundational knowledge on how to select, administer appropriate assessments, and analyze data to inform reading instruction to the meets the needs of K-12 students following a systematic problem solving process. This course fulfills Florida State Reading Endorsement Requirements for Competency Three and is a 25-hour service-learning course.

 

ELE 416. CM 8- Educational Assessment & Application of Differentiated Instruction (8)
Prerequisite: ELE 203 and ELE 412. This course explores the basic concepts underlying test construction (both formal and alternative), design, use, administration and interpretation. Standardized, informal, alternative, group and individual tests are studied including ELL assessment and reading assessment. Assessment data collection, analysis and use in improving instruction are a focus. Field experience with assessments will be included.

ELE 417. Foundations and Application of Differentiated Instruction (3)
Prerequisite: ELE 413. This course develops broad knowledge regarding differing student profiles to understand and apply research-based instructional practices that differentiates process, product, and context following a systematic problem solving process. This course fulfills Florida State Reading Endorsement Requirements for Competency Four.

 

ELE 501. Clinical Applications and Demonstrations for Reading Endorsement (3)
Prerequisite: ELE 417. Through a supervised practicum, students demonstrate knowledge of the components of reading, assessment, and data analysis to implement a comprehensive research-based reading plan of instruction for all students following a systematic problem solving process. Evidence collected demonstrates ability to increase the reading proficiency of all students, including struggling students, ELLs, students with disabilities, and students from diverse populations. This course fulfills Florida State Reading Endorsement for Competency Five: Demonstration of Accomplishment.