The Florida Teaching (PPT) area of specialization is appropriate for students who wish to teach in Florida. If students choose to complete the minor in this area, it is an alternative certification program, specifically a Professional Training Option (PTO), meant to prepare students for temporary teacher certification in Florida. Professional teacher certification is attainable after one year of successful teaching in a Florida public school. Please see the FLDOE for information about certification. This area of specialization does not lead to this certification; you must complete the minor to complete the Professional Training Option. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.
In order to pursue this area of specialization, students must have applied for the Florida Teaching minor and must have a 2.5 overall GPA. Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from courses listed below (students have a minimum 2.5 area of specialization GPA) to complete the area of specialization. In order to complete the minor, one course in each of the following categories must be completed. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.
Classroom Management (3 credits; choose one course):
- EEX 3616 Core Classroom Management Strategies (Fall, Spring, Summer; WEB)
- ESE 4340C Effective Teaching and Classroom Management (Spring)
Human Development and Learning (3 credits):
- EDF 3132 The Young Adolescent (Fall & Spring)
Instructional Strategies (3 credits):
- EEX 4294 Differentiated Instruction (Fall, Spring, Summer; WEB)
Curriculum and Special Methods (3 credits):
- EME 4406 Integrating Technology into the Secondary Curriculum (Fall & Spring)
Reading Competency (3 credits):
- TSL 3323 ESOL and Reading for Teachers (Fall, Spring, Summer; WEB)
Assessment (3 credits):
- EDF 4430 Measurement and Evaluation in Education (Fall, Spring, Summer; WEB)
You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to Florida Teaching is available through College of Education. For registration, scheduling, and area- specific questions, please contact:
Office of Student Services
1002 Norman Hall
A minor is available in this area of specialization and will lead to the certification program. To complete the Florida Teaching minor students must earn 18 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. One class must be taken in each category to earn the minor. More information about the Florida Teaching minor is available in the Undergraduate Catalog.
Other minors available through the College of Education include the Education Studies minor and the Disabilities in Society minor.