Course Description for Introduction to Diversity for Educators
Introduction to Diversity for Educators
Description: Designed for the prospective educator, this course provides the opportunity to explore issues of diversity, including an understanding of the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Students will be provided information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards, and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 18 hours of field-based experiences working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings is required. The experiences should not be conducted via virtual modes of film or Internet. It is highly recommended that this course not be taken concurrently with EDF1005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession.