Thursday, March 31, 2011

College of Education to offer online ESE proficiency program for working teachers

Daytona State’s College of Education will begin offering an Exceptional Student Education (ESE) Online Proficiency Program beginning Summer B and Fall A terms, as part of a federally funded Florida Department of Education grant for professional development.

The program is being coordinated by College of Education professor Dr. Maryann Gromoll and Indian River State College professor Dr. Kim Zgonc, who also is an adjunct education professor at Daytona State. It is open to secondary general education teachers working in Volusia, Flagler, St. Lucie, Indian River, Okeechobee and Martin counties.

The program is designed to prepare secondary general education teachers to pass the ESE certification test and earn the highly qualified in ESE state designation. It will consist of four online courses totaling 12 credit hours, including an introductory course, as well as courses in behavior management, career/vocational assessment and planning, and differentiated instruction.

Up to 28 scholarships will be provided to secondary general education teachers who enroll in the program to help defray costs.

For more information, please contact Dr. Gromoll at (386) 506-3546, e-mail: