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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog


Unified Elementary/Special Education ProTeach (Grades K-6)
College: Education
Program: Bachelor of Arts in Education and Master of Education
Hours for Degree: 124 (BAE), 39 (MEd)
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: No

The Unified Elementary/Special Education program includes professional methods courses, clinical experiences, one area of specialization in education in addition to the professional education curriculum, and an inter-disciplinary concentration in liberal arts and sciences. The professional education curriculum incorporates important topics in special education, classroom management, inclusive classroom settings, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and other related issues.

Students who successfully complete the five-year Unified Elementary ProTeach program (Bachelor of Arts in Education plus fifth year of study) will be recommended for certification in elementary education (grades K-6)/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement; additional certification in Special Education (ESE K-12) is available in the fifth year.

Fifth-Year Requirement

Students who successfully complete a UF undergraduate program in Unified Elementary Education must complete the fifth year requirement as a graduate student earning a Master of Education degree or as a postbaccalaureate student.

Passing scores on appropriate portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) will be required before program completion.

Critical-Tracking Requirements

Semester 1:

  • 1010 SAT or 21 ACT
  • 2.0 UF GPA required

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 of 3 critical-tracking courses (EDF 1005 or EDG 2701 or EME 2040)
  • 2.3 UF GPA required

Semester 3:

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course
  • 2.6 UF GPA required for semesters 3-5

Semester 4:

  • Complete all 3 critical-tracking courses with a 3.0 GPA on all critical-tracking course work

Semester 5:

  • Complete course work in semesters 1-4 of the semester-by-semester plan below
  • Complete CLAST (no exemptions) or General Knowledge portion of Florida Teacher Certification Examination (see audit and/or adviser to determine which test to take).
  • Complete university writing requirement
  • Complete university math requirement
  • Complete 9 hours of international/ diversity courses
  • There is an official admission process to enter ProTeach at the junior level. Students should not register for courses in semesters 5-8 before ProTeach admission.
  • For semesters 5-8, students must maintain a 3.0 upper-division GPA.

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Suggested semester-by-semester plan

Semester 1Credits
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Mathematics - Algebra or above (GE-M)3
American History (GE-H)3
Physical Science (GE-P)3
PSY 2012 General Psychology 3
Total 15
Semester 2Credits
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education3
Biological Science (GE-B)3
Literature (GE)3
DEP 3053 Developmental Psychology3
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M)3
Total 15
Semester 3Credits
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (GE-S, I)3
Earth Science3
Associated science laboratory0-1
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GE-S)3
Total 15-16
Semester 4Credits
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology3
MAC 2311 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 or
MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts Majors 1
HUM 2511 Basic Fundamentals and Skills in the Visual Arts and Music3
ORI 2000 Oral Performance of Literature 1 or
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking
Elective (GE)3
Total 15
Semester 5Credits
EDF 3115 Child Development for Inclusive Education3
EEX 3070 Teachers and Learners in the Inclusive School3
SDS 3430 Family and Community Involvement in Education3
LAE 3005 Children's Literature 3
MUE 3210 Music for the Elementary Child2
ARE 4314 Art Education for Elementary Schools2
Total 16
Semester 6Credits
EEX 3257 Core Teaching Strategies3
EEX 3616 Core Classroom Management Strategies3
RED 3307 Teaching Reading in Primary Grades 3
LAE 4314 Language Arts for Diverse Learners3
HSC 3301 Health Education in Elementary Schools3
MAE 3811 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 23
Total 18
Semester 7Credits
SCE 4310 Elementary Science Methods for the Inclusive Classroom3
MAE 4310 Teaching Mathematics in the Inclusive Elementary School3
TSL 3526 ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Classrooms3
EME 4401 Integrating Technology into the Early Childhood Curriculum3
LAS #### Social Science (3000 or above)3
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
EEX 4905 Individual Study3
SSE 4312 Social Studies for Diverse Learners3
RED4324 Reading in the Intermediate Grades3
EDE 4942 Integrated Teaching in Elementary Education3
LAS #### Social Science (3000 or above)3
Total 15

Certification options: During the fifth year, students may select from two certification tracks:

Dual-Certification Track: 39-hour master's degree program or 33-hour postbaccalaureate program
  • Confers recommendation for elementary (grades K-6) and special education (ESE K-12) certification with ESOL endorsement
  • Requires 12 hours specialization course work in special education

Single-Certification Track: 39-hour master's degree program or 21-hour postbaccalaureate program
  • Confers recommendation for elementary education certification (grades K-6) with ESOL endorsement