Jun 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDF 2085 - Introduction to Diversity for Educators & Field Experience

(3 Credit Hours)

This course meets part of the International/Intercultural requirement. Designed for perspective teachers or classroom aides, this course investigates the influence of diversity upon schools. Students will explore personal attitudes toward diversity and exceptionalities. Developmentally appropriate environments and teaching practices for various diverse populations, including exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religion, language of origin, ethnicity and age will be explored. Students will be provided with information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Sunshine State Standards and the Professional Educator Competencies. A minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience with diverse populations of preschoolers, children and/or youth in schools or similar settings is required and must be completed during the term in which the course is taken. (This field component must not be via virtual modes of film or Internet.)

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