Assistant Professor and Education Students collaborate with Campbell Park Elementary School

College of Education minor students, enrolled in the summer Differentiate Reading Instruction course are spending their summer collaborating with Campbell Park Elementary School.

The collaboration allows education students to obtain first-hand experiences with applying literacy strategies and assessments with Campbell Park’s 4th grade class.

“This type of university-school partnership benefits both college students and the intermediate elementary students,”stated Dr. AnnMarie Gunn, Assistant Professor.

Minor in Campbell Park

In addition to applying strategies and assessments, the students from Campbell Park had the opportunity to come to the USFSP campus and explore collegial life and work one on one with a college student.

“The experience at Campbell Park elementary honestly acted as a great field study. As students learning about differentiated reading instruction we were able to truly apply it to struggling readers. As future teachers, there is only so much we can learn from textbooks, we really need to go out into the world and practice those teaching techniques and that is exactly what Dr. Gunn’s collaboration with Campbell Park Elementary gave us,” said student, Annika Kretschmer.

The Education Minor is an approved alternative teacher certification program that leads to temporary certification. A Temporary Teaching Certificate enables educators to complete the Professional Certificate requirements while teaching full time.

It is designed for students interested in teaching at the secondary level in English, Social Science, or Science in the State of Florida.