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Bring the best learning tools to your school and your students while working on your Florida teacher recertification or Florida teacher endorsements. We offer a variety of online courses to fit your busy schedule. Discover new ways to solve everyday problems and find fresh strategies and techniques to elevate the classroom experience.

Although Florida Department of Education (FL DOE) does not provide formal review of continuing education course work, the University of Phoenix, College of Education has made a determination that the following courses are aligned to your state’s requirements.

Recertification and Endorsement Courses

  1. Students with Disabilities
  2. Coursework for Florida Professional Certificate
  3. ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement
  4. ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement
  5. Gifted Endorsement


This course is designed for educators to investigate current disabilities and strategies for a variety of different content areas in order to implement best practices. Participants investigate different teaching methods correlating with disabilities/abilities in the PK setting. Participants have the opportunity to specifically gear their learning based on interests, content area, and grade level with specific emphasis on best practices and current trends.

1 credit  2 weeks  $175
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the five key themes of English language arts and literacy and English language development instruction: making meaning, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills in multiple subject classrooms. Candidates apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop learning and critical thinking skills in their learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on methods and materials for teaching diverse elementary children to read and write well in various content areas. Participants examine current critical issues affecting content area reading and writing, including state and national assessments. Effective reading and writing strategies, vocabulary development, and technology tools, media, and print materials used to enhance children's reading and writing in the content areas are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model. Instructional techniques for teaching students of limited English proficiency, including instruction in the English language and development of the student's mastery of the language skills of reading, writing, and listening/speaking, differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, integration and use of English language standards, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides foundational information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants identify general characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders including learning preferences, behaviors, and patterns. Participants also learn interventions, accommodations, and supports, with emphasis on current evidence-based practices.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to address common social skill deficits in autism spectrum disorders: social cognition, social communication, social initiation, and social reciprocity. Identification of various ways to assess social skills is addressed. Participants focus on interventions that promote social skill acquisition and enhance social skill performance. Instructional tools and adaptations necessary to foster the development of social skills are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on behavioral characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders and identifies assessment tools to be used across learning environments. Participants develop behavior intervention plans that include sensory supports and structured routines to enhance students' lives and learning. Behavior generalization and self-monitoring strategies are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This introductory course is designed to assist teacher candidates in developing strategies and techniques to support students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). It is designed to familiarize teacher candidates with the complexity of ASD. The course provides the theoretical background information and practical instructional strategies needed for working with students with ASD. Participants will gain a better understanding of the key issues related to inclusive instructional practices as well as the skills to adjust behavioral challenges. This course fosters communication and social-perceptual thinking skills among teacher candidates.

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to introduce participants to the history, laws, and theories of education for English language learners. Participants identify effective instructional models and teaching practices appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Participants also develop content area lesson plans and assessments, including appropriate materials, technology tools, and resources for English language learners. Cultural diversity, language acquisition, differentiated instruction, and TESOL program models are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model. Instructional techniques for teaching students of limited English proficiency, including instruction in the English language and development of the student's mastery of the language skills of reading, writing, and listening/speaking, differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, integration and use of English language standards, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores cross-cultural communication and global awareness in multicultural K-12 education. Participants learn and apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural and global education with particular attention to English language learners. Instructional strategies, diversity, and technology as related to cross-cultural communication are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces K-12 educators to the nature, structure, and acquisition of language. Participants study the first and second language acquisition process, the cultural implication of language and classroom instruction, and the integration of theory and practices including assessment and phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Participants apply linguistic theory through instructional methods to support the English language learner.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides K-12 educators with a foundational understanding of assessment practices for English language learners. Participants examine the relationship between instruction and assessment, assessment techniques, progress reporting, content-area testing, and program interventions. Communication principles and the role of parents as related to assessment are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores the characteristics of and methods for identifying gifted and talented learners, including those in underrepresented populations. Programs, resources, and supports for the diverse needs of gifted and talented learners are examined. Participants investigate strategies and develop lessons to foster the academic, social, and emotional development of gifted and talented learners.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the theories, research, standards, and practices necessary to adapt, develop, and sustain high quality curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented learners. Participants examine strategies to enhance acceleration, depth, and complexity of learning. Participants explore creative student products, the use of technology, assessment, differentiation, collaboration, enrichment, and higher order processing skills in curriculum and instruction for highly able students.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Students with Disabilities


This course is designed for educators to investigate current disabilities and strategies for a variety of different content areas in order to implement best practices. Participants investigate different teaching methods correlating with disabilities/abilities in the PK setting. Participants have the opportunity to specifically gear their learning based on interests, content area, and grade level with specific emphasis on best practices and current trends.

1 credit  2 weeks  $175
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Coursework for Florida Professional Certificate

In this course, participants examine strategies for managing their classrooms more effectively. Student behavior and misbehavior, techniques for classroom preparation, setup and management, and discipline models are explored. Participants learn how to establish and communicate expectations in their classroom and create a positive learning environment.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course examines theories of growing and learning from birth through adolescence. The stages of life and the developmental domains including physical, language, cognitive, and emotional, social, and moral are emphasized. In addition, participants explore investigative methods and research processes in human development.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides an overview of theory and research on adolescent development aligned to the following domains: physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral, and identity. Participants review how adolescents react to and cope with the influence of sociocultural context in society. In addition, participants analyze adolescent interactions with peers and family, gender and multicultural issues, and school and community settings.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to provide P-12 teachers and administrators with a deeper appreciation of the role of assessment in education. Participants research influences on current trends in assessment and fundamentals of the assessment process and develop skills to evaluate the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment for school improvement. Standards-based assessments, data-driven instruction, and accountability to increase achievement are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the five key themes of English language arts and literacy and English language development instruction: making meaning, language development, effective expression, content knowledge, and foundational skills in multiple subject classrooms. Candidates apply interdisciplinary teaching strategies to develop learning and critical thinking skills in their learners.
 

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores current theories and methods to support young children in making a successful start in reading. Participants explore principles of language acquisition and reading; children's transitions from oral language to concepts of print; and the techniques, technology, and texts to begin the development of college- and career-ready readers and writers. Participants analyze effective methods to monitor and assess children's reading, while differentiating reading instruction based on experiential background, language, culture, and special learning needs.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to provide an integrated approach to reading instruction. Participants analyze current trends for teaching literacy and explore specific strategies designed to help construct meaning across the curriculum. Participants learn methods for meeting the needs of diverse learners and assessing reading performance. In addition, emphasis is placed on components of balanced literacy instruction, including word identification, pre-reading techniques, vocabulary development, fluency, comprehension, writing, and technology-based instruction.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course emphasizes literacy and learning in grades 6-12. Various influences on reading and writing are analyzed, including new literacies, information and communication technologies, diversity, schema, resources, and student skill level. Participants examine state and national standards, instructional strategies, active engagement techniques, fluency, vocabulary development, and assessment.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on methods and materials for teaching diverse elementary children to read and write well in various content areas. Participants examine current critical issues affecting content area reading and writing, including state and national assessments. Effective reading and writing strategies, vocabulary development, and technology tools, media, and print materials used to enhance children's reading and writing in the content areas are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model. Instructional techniques for teaching students of limited English proficiency, including instruction in the English language and development of the student's mastery of the language skills of reading, writing, and listening/speaking, differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, integration and use of English language standards, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorders Endorsement

This course provides foundational information about autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Participants identify general characteristics associated with autism spectrum disorders including learning preferences, behaviors, and patterns. Participants also learn interventions, accommodations, and supports, with emphasis on current evidence-based practices.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course is designed to address common social skill deficits in autism spectrum disorders: social cognition, social communication, social initiation, and social reciprocity. Identification of various ways to assess social skills is addressed. Participants focus on interventions that promote social skill acquisition and enhance social skill performance. Instructional tools and adaptations necessary to foster the development of social skills are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on behavioral characteristics of students with autism spectrum disorders and identifies assessment tools to be used across learning environments. Participants develop behavior intervention plans that include sensory supports and structured routines to enhance students' lives and learning. Behavior generalization and self-monitoring strategies are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This introductory course is designed to assist teacher candidates in developing strategies and techniques to support students with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). It is designed to familiarize teacher candidates with the complexity of ASD. The course provides the theoretical background information and practical instructional strategies needed for working with students with ASD. Participants will gain a better understanding of the key issues related to inclusive instructional practices as well as the skills to adjust behavioral challenges. This course fosters communication and social-perceptual thinking skills among teacher candidates.

3 credits  6 weeks  $1,620
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages Endorsement

This course is designed to introduce participants to the history, laws, and theories of education for English language learners. Participants identify effective instructional models and teaching practices appropriate for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Participants also develop content area lesson plans and assessments, including appropriate materials, technology tools, and resources for English language learners. Cultural diversity, language acquisition, differentiated instruction, and TESOL program models are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course prepares K-12 educators to use effective instructional techniques, methodology, and assessments for English language learners (ELLs). Participants apply researched theory focusing on sheltered instruction, particularly the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®) Model. Instructional techniques for teaching students of limited English proficiency, including instruction in the English language and development of the student's mastery of the language skills of reading, writing, and listening/speaking, differentiated instruction, lesson comprehension, integration and use of English language standards, special education, and parental involvement as related to English language learners are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course explores cross-cultural communication and global awareness in multicultural K-12 education. Participants learn and apply the principles of culturally responsive teaching and multicultural and global education with particular attention to English language learners. Instructional strategies, diversity, and technology as related to cross-cultural communication are also addressed.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course introduces K-12 educators to the nature, structure, and acquisition of language. Participants study the first and second language acquisition process, the cultural implication of language and classroom instruction, and the integration of theory and practices including assessment and phonology, morphology, and syntax of English. Participants apply linguistic theory through instructional methods to support the English language learner.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course provides K-12 educators with a foundational understanding of assessment practices for English language learners. Participants examine the relationship between instruction and assessment, assessment techniques, progress reporting, content-area testing, and program interventions. Communication principles and the role of parents as related to assessment are also explored.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

Gifted Endorsement

This course explores the characteristics of and methods for identifying gifted and talented learners, including those in underrepresented populations. Programs, resources, and supports for the diverse needs of gifted and talented learners are examined. Participants investigate strategies and develop lessons to foster the academic, social, and emotional development of gifted and talented learners.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

This course focuses on the theories, research, standards, and practices necessary to adapt, develop, and sustain high quality curriculum and instruction for diverse gifted and talented learners. Participants examine strategies to enhance acceleration, depth, and complexity of learning. Participants explore creative student products, the use of technology, assessment, differentiation, collaboration, enrichment, and higher order processing skills in curriculum and instruction for highly able students.

3 credits  4 weeks  $525
Total Credits  Course length Estimated cost

 

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