2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, English Language Arts Education Track (B.S.)


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

http://education.ucf.edu/englished/

Dr. Elsie Olan, ED 223N, Elsie.Olan@ucf.edu, 407-823-5179
Dr. Janet Andreasen, Janet.Andreasen@ucf.edu

The Secondary Education B.S. - English Language Arts Education program offers students the option of two tracks: English Language Arts Education - Education Track and English Language Arts Education - Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal, 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside formal, K-12 schools that do not require certification.

Admission Requirements

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 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)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (6 Credit Hours)


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

Core Requirements: Basic Level (12 Credit Hours)


Education Track requires 12 semester hours

Lifelong Learning Track requires 15 semester hours

Both the Education Track and Lifelong Learning Track require successful completion of EDF 2085  and EME 2040 

1 In addition to this course, a minimum of 6 hours with an international or diversity focus is required. The foreign language admission requirement may be used to meet this requirement.

Education Track (6 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.

Lifelong Learning Track (9 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (63 Credit Hours)


  • Education Track requires 66 semester hours
  • Lifelong Learning Track requires 63 semester hours

Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Internship I Block (9 Credit Hours)


Prior to Internship I, the student must have completed all Common Program Prerequisites, all Core Requirements: Basic Level, EDG 4410 - Teaching Strategies and Classroom Management , EDF 4467 - Learning Theory and Assessment , TSL 4080 - Theory and Practice of Teaching ESOL Students in Schools , LAE 4466 - Canon, Young Adult Literature and the English Language Arts Curriculum , and LAE 4464 - Survey of Adolescent Literature  with a letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better. However, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the professional, 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 application to 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 , RED 4043 - Content Reading in Kindergarten through Grade 12 , 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/

Internship II Block (12 Credit Hours)


All methods courses and at least 80% of all specialization 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 professional, 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.clinicalexperiences.education.ucf.edu.

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

Passing scores on all sections [General Knowledge, Professional, and Subject Area (English 6-12)] of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) are required prior to entry into Internship II.

Lifelong Learning Track Specialization Requirements (42 Credit Hours)


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.

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

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 2.5 GPA in all courses within the major.
  • In courses throughout the program, you must upload key assignments into your LiveText Dashboard. These key assignments are then assessed by faculty. The resulting data provides evidence of your demonstrated professional growth, reflection, and proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices. All teacher education candidates, lifelong learning majors and early childhood and development and education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete all LiveText requirements in order to be cleared for graduation. http://livetext.education.ucf.edu/

Education Track

  • Complete ESOL standards assessment tracking requirements in LiveText 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


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • Consult with your Education advisor and review your degree audit for more recent information.

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $12 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $24 per term

Plan of Study


Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Education Track (3 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (3 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Education Track (3 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (3 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Education Track (3 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (3 Credit Hours)


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3

Education Track (6 Credit Hours)


Select One: (3 Credit Hours)

Lifelong Learning Track (6 Credit Hours)


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization courses Credit Hours: 6

Lifelong Learning Track (9 Credit Hours)


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization courses Credit Hours: 9

Junior Year - Summer (3 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (3 Credit Hours)


  • Choose a Lifelong Learning Specialization course Credit Hours: 3

Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Education Track (9 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (9 Credit Hours)


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization courses Credit Hours: 9

Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Education Track (12 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track


  • Choose Lifelong Learning Specialization courses Credit Hours: 12

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