Undergraduate Certificate in Civics Teaching

The Civics Teaching Certificate will provide pre-service teachers with
complementary, civics teaching-focused coursework that will build on and
enhance the Social Science Education B.S. curriculum. Individuals enrolled in
the Civics Teaching certificate program will learn the substantive content,
skills and pedagogical tools needed to deliver instruction explicitly linked to
the 7th grade Civics End of Course Assessment (EOCA) in Florida. The Civics
Teaching Certificate will also support and enhance high school U.S.
government instruction.
Pre-service teachers enrolled in the Social Science Education B.S. major will
complete four courses to develop expertise in civics content, pedagogy and
assessment. The Civics Teaching Certificate will be completed as a three
semester sequence. There will be two courses in the summer and one course in
the fall, followed by a final spring course. Summer coursework will include an
internship in a local government office.
For more information, please visit the Lou Frey Institute website at: http://loufreyinstitute.org/civics-teaching-certificate
Dr. Terri Susan Fine, Professor of Political Science
and Civics Teaching Certificate coordinator at terri.fine@ucf.edu,
407-823-2081 or 407-823-3636
Dr. Stephen Masyada, Director of the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship, at Stephen.masyada@ucf.edu, 407-823-1146.

Applications should be submitted to: civicsteaching@ucf.edu by August 1, 2016.