Alternative Certification Program Modules and Course Descriptions

ModuleCourse TitleCourseCreditsContact Hours
The Instructional Process A: Classroom Management EPI 0001 3 40
B: Instruction Strategies EPI 0002 3 40
C: Technology EPI 0003 3 40
D: The Teaching and Learning Process EPI 0004 3 40
Description: This module prepares participants to set up a classroom; establish classroom policies and procedures; create objective-based lesson plans; utilize various presentation styles; employ varied teaching strategies; develop and administer various forms of assessment; integrate Sunshine State Standards in lesson development; establish and maintain cooperative relations with parents; and research professional literature to seek best practices to hone the craft of effective instruction. A major focus of this module is the ethical and legal obligations of the teaching profession. Participants will build a developmental, assessment and professional portfolio demonstrating mastery of competencies.
Reading Fundamentals A: Foundations of Language and Cognition EPI 0010 4 60
Description: This module provides knowledge of language structure and function, as well as cognition of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Further, it provides knowledge of the integration of the reading components.
The Teaching Profession A: The Teaching Profession EPI 0020 2 30
Description: This module provides the foundation for becoming a productive member of the teaching profession. Participants will gain an understanding of the organization and administration of the accredited public school, the laws governing teachers, the Code of Ethics and the purpose of schools. This module develops a professional perspective and creates a sense of grounding in the profession of teaching.
Diversity in the Classroom A: Diversity EPI 0030 2 30
B. Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) EPI 0005 3 60
Description: This module provides the participant with an understanding of the variety of backgrounds and cultures that may be found in a typical classroom. Field experiences give a broader view of the social aspects of diversity and cause the participant to re-evaluate personal beliefs and prejudices that may adversely affect the learning process.
Teaching Methods A: Teaching Methods EPI 0950 5 45


Gina Fontana
EPI Director
Office C-103, S/LM Campus

Janine McGrath
EPI Clinical Educator
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