Bachelor of Arts in Education (B.A.E.) &Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.)
Teacher education programs leading to the bachelor of arts or science in education degree. These programs prepare educators with foundations, competencies and practices of teacher. Most programs also provide initial teacher certification with the bachelors of arts in education. Students who complete undergraduate teacher education programs in the College of Education and Human Services and who are eligible for certification endorsement meet academic, field experience, and professional testing requirements for a State of Florida teaching certificate in their specializations. Degree tracks include programs in Elementary Education, Special Education, Middle School Education, and Secondary Education.
Professional programs do not lead to teacher certification. They are designed to prepare professionals in the following fields. Majors in Sport Management lead to a B.S.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
The graduate programs leading to the master of education degree have as their primary objective the preparation of educators and human services professionals with demonstrated competencies and practices. Master’s programs are offered in educational leadership; instructional/educational technology; elementary education (professional study, initial and add-on certification); K-12 education with specialization in reading; secondary education (professional study, initial and add-on certification, and adult learning tracks); special education (deaf education, disability services, and exceptional student education tracks); and counselor education (school counseling and mental health counseling tracks).
Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
The college offers a program of advanced graduate study leading to a doctor of education degree in educational leadership. The program includes course work in specific areas of study and completion of a dissertation.
Certificate programs are designed for students at the graduate level seeking expertise or learning about a specific area thorough a short term program. Certificate courses may transfer to an advanced degree. Our certificate programs vary in length from nine to fifteen credit hours to other programs which are not credit hour based.
The college also offers Educator Preparation Institute (EPI), an alternative route to professional teaching certification in Florida for people who want to teach but lack an undergraduate teaching degree.
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