EDF 2085 - Introduction to Diversity for Educators
3 hours Lecture, 3 credits
Lower-Division College Credit
Prerequisite(s): Requires placement at the college level or satisfaction of developmental education requirements in reading and writing.
AA Elective: Yes
This course for prospective educators provides an exploration of issues of diversity, including the influence of exceptionalities, culture, family, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, language of origin, ethnicity, and age upon the educational experience of students, including English Language Learners. In this course, students explore personal attitudes toward individuals' differences and exceptionalities. The curriculum provides information on the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices, Professional Educator Competencies, and Florida Standards. This course requires students to complete a minimum of 15 hours of field-based experience working with diverse populations of children and youth in schools or similar settings. The field experience should not be via virtual modes of interaction such as film or the Internet. This course is a Florida (2010) ESOL Endorsement competency-infused class and satisfies Endorsement Domain One: Culture/Cross-Cultural Communications.
Note: In order to participate in on-site Polk County School Board assignments, the student is required to be fingerprinted at the Polk County School Board Office and undergo a background check at the his or her own expense.
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