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Educator Preparation Institute

Program Information

EPI - Code 8008 - Catalog 2017/2018

Amy Ringue, Chair, Education, 386-506-3186, Amy.Ringue@daytonastate.edu

Alycia Ehlert, AVP, Education, 386-506-3769, Alycia.Ehlert@daytonastate.edu

Ana Blaine, EPI Ombudsperson, 386-506-3188, ana.blaine@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The Educator Preparation Institute will provide an alternate route to teacher certification for mid-career professionals and college graduates who are not education majors. The program will produce highly qualified, State certified teachers ready for entry in a variety of K-12 environments. The fundamentals of the program embrace diversity, promote ethics in education, focus on student excellence and enhance teaching and learning through innovative instructional practices.

Description:

This state of Florida approved program fulfills the education courses, professional education competencies, and practical experience required to obtain a five-year Professional Educator's Certificate in a specialized subject area. The program includes Reading Endorsement Competency 2.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP) and Professional Education Competencies (PEC).
  2. Demonstrate mastery of the Subject Area Competencies (SAC) and Skills for Teacher Certification in a specialized subject area.
  3. Demonstrate General Knowledge (GK).
  4. Attain additional Uniform Core Curriculum content.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Approximate Additional Costs

Program Tuition and Fees: $2,047.60*
Access Fee: $25.20 ($1.26 per credit)
Assessment Fee: $33
Lab Fees: $90

*In-state tuition only; out-of-state tuition will be higher.

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an overall grade point average of 2.5. In addition, applicants must have volunteer clearance through Volusia County Schools. Please visit the following website for more information: Volusia County Schools Volunteer
  • Applicants must submit an application to Daytona State College Admissions as well as submit an EPI application to the School of Education. The EPI application includes a current resume and an Official Statement of Status of Eligibility with an eligible classification from the Florida Department of Education. Please visit the following website for more information: Florida Department of Education Teacher Certification.

Program Specific Courses

SLS3355LOrientation to BS in Education Programs Lab

0

EDF3214Child/Adolescent Development and Learning

3

EDF4430Classroom Assessment

3

EDG4323Professional Teaching Practices

3

EDF4603Critical Issues in Classroom Management, Ethics, Law and Safety

3

TSL3080ESOL Issues and Strategies I

3

RED3012Principles of Reading

3

EPI0940Field Experience I (Professional Foundations)

2

SLS3355L - The purpose of SLS 3355L (No Credit) is to introduce students to the School of Education processes and overall expectations for disposition for teaching. Students will learn the use of the College's online assessment system (Livetext), how coursework relates to meeting the Florida Department of Education requirements for teacher certification, and how to ensure they remain a satisfactory candidate for graduation or program completion. This course requires the students to purchase access to the Livetext software program. This required course is offered in the FA and SP and must be completed prior to the start of the semester. Lab Fee: $90


EDG4323, EDF4430, RED3012 and TSL3080- Denotes 15-hour field experience requirement in a Volusia or Flagler County public school. 


EDF4603 -  Offered in Fall, Spring, or Summer. 


EPI0940 - This course is the culminating program field experience and requires 30 hours of field experience in the public schools. This course may be offered in the FA or SP term. In addition to this course completion, students are required to pass the Professional Education Test (PEd), the Subject Area Exam (SAE), and General Knowledge Test of Skills (GKT) to be eligible for graduation.

Sample Program of Study

1st Semester

SLS3355LOrientation to BS in Education Programs Lab

0

EDG4323Professional Teaching Practices

3

EDF4430Classroom Assessment

3

EDF3214Child/Adolescent Development and Learning

3

TSL3080ESOL Issues and Strategies I

3

Total Credit Hours:12

SLS3355L - The purpose of SLS 3355L (No Credit) is to introduce students to the School of Education processes and overall expectations for disposition for teaching. Students will learn the use of the College's online assessment system (Livetext), how coursework relates to meeting the Florida Department of Education requirements for teacher certification, and how to ensure they remain a satisfactory candidate for graduation or program completion. This course requires the students to purchase access to the Livetext software program. This required course is offered in the FA and SP and must be completed prior to the start of the semester. Lab Fee: $90


EDG4323, EDF4430, RED3012 and TSL3080- Denotes 15-hour field experience requirement in a Volusia or Flagler County public school. 


2nd Semester

EDF4603Critical Issues in Classroom Management, Ethics, Law and Safety

3

RED3012Principles of Reading

3

EPI0940Field Experience I (Professional Foundations)

2

Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 20