Department of Education Cooperative Learning Agreement
Education majors at The University of Tampa are required to engage in numerous group activities, projects and presentations. Many of these are prepared outside of class time. The rationale for this requirement is two-fold:
- Contemporary teachers are required to facilitate non-competitive group investigation and cooperative learning experiences in their classrooms. They must understand the process of cooperation and possess related skills. Such an understanding and skills are developed during one's own involvement in cooperative experiences.
- Teachers are compelled to collaborate and cooperate non-competitively with other teachers in their school, to team-teach and to carry out various school missions, projects and presentations.
Therefore, as a teacher preparation institution, the UT Department of Education faculty expect teacher candidates to create and implement group activities, projects and presentations. Applicants are asked to verify an awareness of the need for this component of professional development and confirm a full commitment to meet program requirements in terms of availability, preparation, punctuality, determination, reliability and the spirit of cooperation.
Failure to meet these requirements may result in dismissal from the Department of Education.
Be a current student or accepted transfer student with a grade-point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) (verified with the Academic Advising Office); and
Have already passed all portions of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam upon submission of this application. (This is a state mandate from the Florida Department of Education.)
Step 1 of 3: Application Form and Criminal Record Check
* Required fields
*Date of Birth:
*Educator Disposition Assessment (EDA):
Applicants are asked to acknowledge this statement indicating they understand and accept the content and purpose of the EDA. The applicant acknowledges that dispositions identified in this document apply to the university setting, courses, early practicum experiences and the final internship. Two education faculty who have taught the applicant will complete and submit the EDA forms.
Criminal Record Check: All applicants please read very carefully.
ATTENTION: Under provisions in Florida Statutes 943.0585 and 943.059, the ENTIRE arrest record is revealed to school districts by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the FBI when fingerprints are supplied, including "seal records" and "expunged records." Therefore, you are REQUIRED to reveal such information on this application.
Be aware that falsification of records includes omission of information and constitutes grounds for dismissal. Conviction of a crime will not necessarily be a bar to employment. Factors such as age at the time of offense, type of offense, remoteness of the offense in time and rehabilitation will be taken into account in determining effect on suitability for employment.
*1. Have you ever been arrested or charged for a criminal offense other than a minor traffic violation? (DUI is NOT considered a minor traffic violation.)
*2. Is there any criminal charge now pending against you other than a minor traffic violation? (DUI is NOT considered a minor traffic violation.)
*3. Are you currently on probation or currently under any imposed requirements for charges other than a minor traffic violation? (DUI is NOT considered a minor traffic violation.)
If YES to any of the above, give details below AND refer to the bottom of this document for further requirements.
Please include: Date of charge(s), location of charge(s), nature of charge(s), disposition of charge(s), if the record is sealed or expunged.
For each criminal charge listed in this document, provide a narrative account of the circumstances leading to the charge. Include in this statement, 1. The level of the charge (felony or misdemeanor); 2. The resolution of the charge; and 3. The conditions imposed upon you as a result of the charge.
Depending on the nature and outcome of the charges described below, you also may be requested to secure and provide a copy of the arresting agency's report, verification of the court's ruling and documentation of successful completion of imposed conditions.