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To add a minor, students must obtain the approval of their college on the Application to Add or Cancel a Minor (available at http://registrar.ufl.edu/forms.html).  The form is then submitted to Room G-416 Norman Hall for approval. Students must apply for the minor after 45 but before 100 credit hours have been earned.


 

Disabilities in Society Minor: 15 credit hours

The intent of this minor is to provide opportunities for students in all colleges to enhance their knowledge of disabilites and the impact disabilites have on the lives of people who experience them and on the people with whom they live an interact. Admission to this minor requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

REQUIREMENTS

All courses listed below must be completed with grades of “C” or better.

  • EEX2000 Impact of Disabilities: Home, Community, and Workplace
  • EEX3093 Exceptional People in School and Society
  • EEX3097 Social Perspectives on Disability (summer C term only; online course)
  • EEX4280 Disability and Community Involvement in Employment (fall only; online course)
  • EEX4520 Disability: Legal Aspects and Policy (spring only; online course)

 

Educational Studies Minor: 15 credit hours

The intent of this minor is to provide students with an understanding of the purpose and function of education and the social and psychological forces that affect young people. It is NOT intended as a teacher certification option. For courses that are “departmentally controlled” contact the department offering the course for assistance with registration.  Admission to this minor requires a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.

REQUIREMENTS

minimum of 15 hours from the courses listed below with grades of “C” or better.  Courses must be selected from at least 4 of the 5 sections, A through E.  Each course is for three (3) semester hours unless otherwise indicated.

Section A Course # and Title School Offering Course
EDF 3110 Human Growth and Development HDOSE        1215 Norman Hall Phone: 352-273-4332
EDF 3135 The Adolescent
EDF 3210 Educational Psychology
Section B Course # and Title School Offering Course
EDF 3514 History of Education STL                                2403 Norman Hall Phone: 352-273-4215
EDF 3604 Social Foundations of Education
EDF 3609 Sociological and Historical Foundations of Education
Section C Course # and Title School Offering Course
EEX 3012 Introduction to Special Education SESPECS                    1403 Norman Hall     Contact: 352-273-4275
EEX 3093 Exceptional People in School and Society
Section D Course # and Title School Offering Course
SDS 3340 Career & Life Span Planning HDOSE            1215 Norman Hall Phone: 352-273-4332
SDS 3481 Alcohol & Drug Abuse
(2 semester hours)
SDS 3482 Stress & Anxiety Management
SDS 4410 Interpersonal Communication Skills
Section E Course # and Title School Offering Course
EDF 4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education HDOSE    
1215 Norman Hall
EME 4406 Integrating Technology into the Classroom STL                                2403 Norman Hall Phone: 352-273-4215    
TSL 4324 ESOL Strategies for Content Area Teachers

Credit will not be given toward the minor if you TA for a class.


Professional Training Options (PTO)

A Professional Training Option (PTO) is an alternative certification program leading to certification in Florida.  It allows a subject area content major to complete the professional preparation coursework required by Florida State Board of Education Rule 6A-4.006(2), FAC, while completing the bachelor’s degree. It is ideal for those who wish to teach a middle school or high school subject. Admission to a PTO minor requires a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.

The content of a PTO includes the following:

  • Pre-professional level training in the Florida Education Accomplished Practices (FEAPs)
  • Integrated school-based observation/participation experiences associated with all competencies covered in the Professional Training Option
  • Professional preparation course work in assessment, classroom management, human development and learning, instructional strategies, curriculum and special methods, and reading competency 2

Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree with a PTO, and a passing score on an appropriate Subject Area Examination (SAE) of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), the applicant will be eligible for a temporary certificate to teach in Florida.

Professional Education certification in Florida requires additional passing scores on the General Knowledge Test (GK) and the Professional Education Examination (PED) of the FTCE, background fingerprint clearance, and at least one year of successful teaching experience.

Three approved PTO programs are available as minors from the College of Education:

Florida Teaching Minor

Classroom Management (3 credits; choose 1)

  • EEX3616 Core Classroom Management Strategies (web-based section only)
  • ESE4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management

Human Development and Learning (3 credits)

  • EDF3132 The Young Adolescent

Instructional Strategies (3 credits; choose 1)

  • EEX4294 Differentiated Instruction

Curriculum and Special Methods (3 credits; choose 1)

  • EME4406 Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum

Reading Competency (3 credits)

  • RED3312 Classroom Reading

Assessment (3 credits)

  • EDF4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education

UFTeach Mathematics Minor

First Year

  • MAE2364 Explorations in Teaching Secondary Mathematics and Science

Second Year

  • HPS3003 Perspectives in Science and Mathematics
  • MAT3503 Functions and Modeling
  • RED3312 Classroom Reading
  • SMT3100 Knowing and Leaning in Mathematics and Science

Third Year

  • SMT3301C Classroom Interactions
  • SMT3664   Project-Based Instruction
  • ISC3523C   Research Methods

Fourth Year

  • SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching and Seminar (4 credits)

UFTeach Science Minor

First Year

  • MAE2364 Explorations in Teaching Secondary Science and Mathematics

Second Year

  • HPS3003 Perspectives in Science and Mathematics
  • RED3312 Classroom Reading
  • SMT3100 Knowing and Leaning in Mathematics and Science

Third Year

  • SMT3301C Classroom Interactions
  • SMT3664   Project-Based Instruction
  • ISC3523C   Research Methods

Fourth Year

  • SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching and Seminar (4 credits)