The School of Education's K-12 Teacher Education programs prepare students for a rewarding career in the teaching profession in a multitude of subjects and grades. Our students graduate with opportunities for careers in exceptional student education, mathematics education, science education and more.
The School of Education’s K-12 Teacher Education programs prepare students for a rewarding career in the teaching profession. There are six programs offered: Exceptional Student Education (K-12) [plus ESOL and Reading endorsements]; Mathematics Education (6-12); and Science Education (6-12) with concentrations in Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, and Physics. All of the programs are fully approved teacher education programs that lead to Florida Department of Education professional teacher certification.
Requirements for Admissions:
Most courses in the K-12 Teacher Education Programs require satisfactory completion of clinical experience hours. These hours are spent in Miami-Dade County Public School classrooms. The purpose of the clinical experience is to provide real-world opportunities in actual settings for pre-service teachers to observe, assist, and teach. Students work in a variety of settings and locations to provide a wide breadth of experience. The progression of work in the schools is as follows: observing and working with individuals (lower division courses EDF1005 and EDF2085 [15 hours each]), working with small groups (Professional Education Core; Content Discipline courses [15 hours each]), Teaching whole class (Practicum [40 hours]), and Teaching as classroom teacher (Internship [full-time hours]).
Live Text is the computer learning management system required in the SOE. It is used as the method for submission of work to professors and as our method of communication with students. Live Text must be purchased from Bookstore or Online during EME2040 and will be used throughout program to build the Florida Department of Education required teacher certification SOE E-Portfolio. Training in the proper use of Live Text is provided through the SOE in the form of workshops. Further assistance can be requested from the E-Portfolio Coordinator in both use of LiveText or in the completion of a satisfactory E-Portfolio.
Students must see an SOE advisor to ensure that all Graduation Requirements are met before beginning internship. Requirements are based upon the year and term of entry into the SOE baccalaureate program. The Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Education will be awarded to students who meet the requirements:
There may be changes in these requirements based upon revisions in State certification requirements or MDC program revisions. Students must see an SOE advisor for clarification.
Getting your Florida Department of Education Teaching Certificate
In order to be eligible for a Professional Teaching Certificate from the Florida Department of Education, you must: