2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 18, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Elementary Education (B.S.)


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College of Education and Human Performance
School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership,
Education Complex, Room: 209

http://education.ucf.edu/elemed/

Education Track: Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, ehoffman@ucf.edu, 407-823-4833

The Elementary Education program offers students the option of two tracks: Elementary Education - Education track (K-6 certification with ESOL and Reading Endorsements) and Elementary Education - Lifelong Learning track (non-certification). The Education track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal K-6 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning (LLL) track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e., an AA degree from an approved Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Complete EDF 2005 Introduction to Teaching Profession course with a minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet the Foreign Language Admission Requirement.

Education Track

  • Pass all four parts of the General Knowledge Test (no alternatives or waivers are accepted).

Lifelong Learning Track

  • Complete all Core Requirements: Basic Level courses with a minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better.
  • The Lifelong Learning Track is a non-certification program and does not require the General Knowledge Test (GKT).

Degree Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes.
  • The courses designated in 1 (UCF General Education Program) and 2 (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.
  • The Education track (K-6) is a state-approved, initial teacher preparation program designed in compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066. Degree requirements are subject to change based on state mandates.

General Education Program (GEP) (36 Credit Hours)


  • Students are advised to take the preferred courses.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Mathematical Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (3 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

A minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (21 Credit Hours)


1 Courses taken at Florida College System institutions may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

2 Courses taken at a Florida College System institution may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

Core Requirements: Advanced Level (60 Credits)


  • Education Track requires 60 hours
  • Lifelong Learning Track requires 60 hours
  • The following recommended sequence of required upper division courses may vary at regional campus locations.
  • Students must complete the Advanced Level courses required for their selected track (Education Track or Lifelong Learning Track).
  • A minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required. 

Education Track: Semester I (15 Credit Hours)


1 Required prior to Internship I

Education Track: Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Education Track: Semester III (Internship I Block) (12 Credit Hours)


Prior to Internship I, the student must have completed each of the prerequisite courses indicated above with a letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better. However, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the education core, specialization and overall for admission to Internship I.

Passing score on the General Knowledge Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is required before admission into Internship I.

Passing score on the Professional Education Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is strongly recommended as soon as possible after completing the following courses: EDG 4410 - Teaching Strategies and Classroom Management , EDF 4467 - Learning Theory and Assessment  and TSL 4080 - Theory and Practice of Teaching ESOL Students in Schools .

Students must apply and be approved for Internship I. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/Prerequisites for Internship I: EDG 4410 , RED 3012 , TSL 4080 , MAE 3310 , MAE 3311 , RED 4519  

1 RED 4942 , MAE 4326 , and EEX 4070  are taken concurrently with EDE 3942 - Internship I . Students should not plan to take additional courses with Internship I block because of the intensity of the Internship I semester.

Education Track: Semester IV (Internship II Block) (12 Credit Hours)


Passing scores on all sections [General Knowledge, Professional, and Subject Area (Elementary Education K-6)] of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) are required prior to entry into Internship II.

All methods/specialization/foundations courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better before registering for Internship II. However, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the education core, specialization and overall for admission to Internship II.

Students must apply and be approved for Internship II. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/

Satisfactory completion of Internship II requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all 12 Florida Educator Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066.

Lifelong Learning Track: Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track Specialization Requirements


Eighteen (18) hours of Lifelong Learning Specialization coursework should be completed during Semester III and Semester IV of your Senior Year.

Students pursuing the Lifelong Learning track (noncertification) must select preferred specialization courses with advisor approval. A minimum of nine (9) hours must be taken in the content area. Substitutions are allowed with advisor approval.

A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Students must have a total of 48 or more hours of upper level courses to graduate.

Lifelong Learning Track: Semester III (12 Credit Hours)


  • Students must apply and be approved to take EDG 4949. Applications should be submitted in the semester prior to taking this course. For further information regarding EDG 4949, students should meet with their academic advisor.

Lifelong Learning Track: Semester IV Credit Hours: 12


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization courses Credit Hours: 12

Restricted Electives


  • None

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA within the major.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in education core coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in specialization coursework. 
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by LiveText platform. Key assignments are assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors, and Early Childhood Development & Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete all Via by LiveText requirements before being certified for graduation. See https://edcollege.ucf.edu/students/explore-livetext/

Education Track

  • Complete ESOL standards assessment tracking requirements in the Via by LiveText platform for the ESOL endorsement
  • Pass all applicable sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. See http://www.fldoe.org for test dates and test sites. Effective January 1, 2015, only examination results earned by educators within 10 years prior to the date of application for a new Florida Educator’s Certificate with the Florida Department of Education may be acceptable for certification eligibility requirements (SBE Rule 6A-4.002)

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Total Semester Hours Required

  • 120 

Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Plan of Study

  • 120 Credit Hours

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $6 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $12 per term

Elementary Education - Education Track (K-6) Plan of Study


  • This recommended sequence may vary at selected regional campus locations. Consult with your Education advisor and review your degree audit for more recent information.

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


1 Courses taken at a Florida College System institution may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


1 Courses taken at a Florida College System institution may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

  • Cultural & Historical Foundation, Area 3 Elective (Prefer course from Cultural & Historical Foundation, Area 1) Credit Hours: 3
  • STA 2014C - Principles of Statistics Credit Hours: 3
  • EDG 2949 - Experiential Learning in Education Credit Hours 3 
  • SCE 3053 - Elementary Science for Teaching  Credit Hours 3 
  • SSE 3112 - Elementary Social Studies for Teaching  Credit Hours 3 

Junior Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Elementary Education - Lifelong Learning Track Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


1 Courses taken at a Florida College System institution may substitute for select courses in Other Program Requirements with the permission of the department.

Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


  • EDG 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3​
  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3​
  • EEX 4070 - Teaching Exceptional Students Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3​
  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3

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