EDU 481 - Seminar: Final Internship--Synthesis
Prerequisite(s): All EDU coursework except EDU 428 , which may be taken concurrently with EDU 480 /481.
Senior standing; 2.5 minimum GPA; Must have attempted all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam prior to application for final internship.
Corequisite(s): EDU 480 .
The three-credit hour senior seminar (EDU 481) focuses on synthesizing the knowledge base gained during course work with the experiences of final internship. Students will collaboratively problem-solve concerns arising from the field experience, and participate in activities designed to prepare them for employment as a professional educator. Students will demonstrate knowledge of assessments and data analysis in the implementation of a research-based plan of instruction for their K-12 students. Elementary Education and Middle Grades English majors will demonstrate knowledge of the competencies of reading as set forth by the Florida Department of Education. Students enrolled in EDU 481 will participate in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), utilizing special topic texts, engage in role-playing and simulations to problem-solve difficult classroom scenarios, and build a repertoire of strategies for resolving challenging student behaviors.