Professional Education Test

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Annotated Bibliography

The annotated bibliography that follows includes basic references that you may find useful in preparing for the exam. Each resource is linked to the competencies and skills found in Section 3 of this guide.

This bibliography is representative of the most important and most comprehensive texts pertaining to the competencies and skills for Professional Education. The Florida Department of Education does not endorse these references as the only appropriate sources for review; many comparable texts currently used in teacher preparation programs also cover the competencies and skills that are tested on the exam.

  1. Archer, A. L., & Hughes, C. A. (2010). Explicit instruction: Effective and efficient teaching (what works for special-needs learners). New York, NY: The Guildford Press.

    Focuses on providing educators with the instructional tools to assist students in making the maximum learning gains in a student-centered environment through the use of explicit instruction: instruction that is systematic, direct, engaging, and success oriented. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 8.

  2. Ariza, E. N. (2010). Not for ESOL teachers: What every classroom teacher needs to know about the linguistically, culturally, and ethnically diverse students (second ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Provides mainstream education teachers with the ESOL instructional tools to appropriate learning environments and effectively teach English language learners in their classrooms. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 7.

  3. Ariza, E. N., Morales-Jones, C. A., Yahya, N., & Zainuddin, H. (2010). Why TESOL? Theories and issues in teaching English to speakers of other languages in K–12 classrooms. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing.

    Provides current and prospective teachers with the knowledge to effectively teach English language learners in their classrooms. Useful for review of competency 7.

  4. Armstrong, D. G., Henson, K. T., & Savage, T. V. (2008). Teaching today: An introduction to education (eighth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    Prepares preservice teachers for entering the classroom with an overview of the teaching profession. Allows for the opportunity to develop personal perspectives and record professional growth. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 4, and 8.

  5. Borich, G. D. (2007). Effective teaching methods: Research-based practices (sixth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Provides research-based instructional practices to enhance classroom instruction. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 8.

  6. Bray, M., Brown, M. H., & Green, J. D. (2004). Technology and the diverse learner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Emphasizes the implications of incorporating technology into a classroom with diverse learners and introduces various adaptive/assistive technologies available for exceptional students. Useful for review of competency 7.

  7. Carnine, D. W., Silbert, J., Kame'enui, E. L., Tarver, S. G. (2004). Direct instruction reading (fourth ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on providing preservice and inservice teachers the tools to effectively teach school-age students essential reading skills. Useful for review of competencies 4 and 8.

  8. Charles, C. M., & Senter, G. W. (2008). Building classroom discipline (ninth ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Presents effective discipline models that promote positive teacher-student relationships while establishing clear boundaries in the classroom. Useful for review of competency 2.

  9. Costin, L. B., Bell, C. J., & Downs, S. W. (1991). Child welfare: Policies and practice (fourth ed.). White Plains, NY: Longman Publishing Group.

    Addresses concepts, policies and practices associated with the welfare of children and families. Useful for review of competency 1.

  10. Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2008). The reflective educator's guide to classroom research: Learning to teach and teaching to learn through practitioner inquiry (second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Addresses teacher inquiry and how it relates to various aspects of the teaching profession. Useful for review of competency 5.

  11. Danielson, C. (1996). Enhancing professional practice: A framework for teaching (second ed.). Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

    Provides instructional strategies that have been empirically proven to promote improved student learning. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

  12. Diaz-Rico, L. (2008). Strategies for teaching English learners (second ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Provides instructional principles, practices, and methods to improve classroom instruction, as well as cultural implications for educating English language learners. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 7.

  13. Diaz-Rico, L. (2010). The cross-cultural, language, and academic development handbook (fourth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Presents theories and resources to help educators understand language development, cultural diversity, and its impact on academic progress. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, and 7.

  14. Duplass, J. A. (2006). Middle and high school teaching: Methods, standards, and best practices. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

    Provides college professors with the instructional tools to teach future middle and high school teachers. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, and 8.

  15. Foorman, B. R. (2003). Preventing and remediating reading difficulties. Baltimore, MD: York Press.

    Provides research-based methods for preventing and remediating reading difficulties. Useful for review of competencies 3 and 8.

  16. Friend, M., & Bursuck, W. D. (2009). Including students with special needs: A practical guide for classroom teachers (fifth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Contains background knowledge and framework as well as instructional implication and techniques to provide meaningful classroom experiences for exceptional students. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  17. Gambrell, L. B., Morrow, L. M., & Pressley, M. (2007). Best practices in literacy instruction. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

    Offers the latest research on literacy instruction and best practices. Useful for review of competencies 4 and 8.

  18. Gibbons, P. (2002). Scaffolding language, scaffolding learning: Teaching second language learners in the mainstream classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

    Presents research-based strategies for supporting English language learners’ academic progress beyond the initial stages of English language acquisition through the use of scaffolding. Useful for review of competency 7.

  19. Gonzalez, V., Yawkey, T., & Minaya-Rowe, L. (2006). English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) teaching and learning: PreK to 12 classroom applications for students' academic achievement and development. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on the instructional implications of educating an English language learner. Useful for review of competency 7.

  20. Govoni, J. (2011). Preparing the way: Teaching ELLs in the K-12 classroom. Dubuque: IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing.

    Helps preservice and inservice teachers develop awareness of cultural and linguistic implications involving having English language learners in the classroom. Useful for review of competencies 7 and 8.

  21. Hogan, T. P. (2007). Educational assessment: A practical introduction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

    Introduces educators to the concept of assessment and suggests effective ways to incorporate assessment into classroom instruction. Useful for review of competencies 3 and 4.

  22. Holcomb, E. L. (2004). Getting excited about data (second ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Explores ways in which educators can use assessment data appropriately to inform classroom instruction. Useful for review of competencies 4 and 5.

  23. Hunt, G., & Touzel, T. J. (2009). Effective teaching, preparation and implementation (fourth ed.). Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishing.

    Provides future and current teachers with the knowledge to develop and implement effective teaching practices. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  24. Jones, F. H., Jones, P., & Jones, J. L. (2007). Fred Jones' tools for teaching: Discipline, instruction, motivation (second ed.). Santa Cruz, CA: Fredric H. Jones & Associates.

    Covers effective classroom management strategies for preservice and inservice teachers. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  25. Katzenmeyer, M., & Moller, G. (2009). Awakening the sleeping giant: Helping teachers develop as leaders (third ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

    Emphasizes the importance of educators as leaders and highlights ways in which educators can reach their full potential as leaders in the classroom and the community. Useful for review of competency 5.

  26. Kauchak, D. P., & Eggen, P. (2007). Introduction to teaching: Becoming a professional. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

    Uses an integrated case approach to introduce beginning education students to the world of teaching as a profession. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 3.

  27. Kellough, R. D., & Kellough, N. G. (2008). Teaching young adolescents: Methods and resources for middle grades teaching (fifth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    Designed for college and university students. Provides effective teaching strategies for middle grades instruction. Useful for review of competencies 2 and 3.

  28. Leonard, J. (2007). Culturally specific pedagogy in the mathematics classroom: Strategies for teachers and students. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

    Promotes the use of culturally specific and research-based instructional practices to teach mathematics to a diverse student population. Useful for review of competency 1.

  29. Linn, R. L., & Miller, M. D. (2005). Measurement and assessment in teaching (ninth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

    Emphasizes the importance of assessment in informing classroom instruction and ways in which to use assessment data to enhance educational experiences. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, 4, and 5.

  30. Marzano, R. J. (2007). The art and science of teaching: A comprehensive framework for effective instruction. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

    Provides effective teaching practices for classroom instruction, classroom management, assessment, and grading. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 3.

  31. Marzano, R. J., Marzano, J. S., & Pickering, D. J. (2003). Classroom management that works: Research-based strategies for every teacher. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

    Focuses on appropriate, research-based classroom management strategies for all grade levels. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 2.

  32. Mastropieri, M. A., & Scruggs, T. E. (2010). The inclusive classroom: Strategies for effective differentiated instruction (fourth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on differentiated instruction and research-based strategies to establish an inclusive classroom setting to support diverse learners. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, and 4.

  33. McLeod, J., Fisher, J., & Hoover, G. (2003). The key elements of classroom management: Managing time and space, student behavior and instructional strategies. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

    Emphasizes effective classroom management strategies to support meaningful educational experiences for diverse learners. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 3.

  34. Morrow, L. M. (2009). Literacy development in the early years: Helping children read and write (sixth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Presents research-based literacy instructional practices for elementary-aged learners. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 8.

  35. Oosterhof, A. (1999). Developing and using classroom assessments (second ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

    Designed to prepare preservice teachers in developing and administering appropriate and effective classroom assessments to school-age children. Useful for review of competency 4.

  36. Popham, W. J. (2008). Classroom assessment: What teachers need to know (fifth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Helps educators master the appropriate skills to effectively assess their students. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 4.

  37. Powell, S. D. (2005). Introduction to middle school. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Addresses the implications of teaching children of early adolescence and provides effective and age-appropriate instructional strategies. Useful for review of competency 1.

  38. Reynolds, C. R., Livingston, R. B., Willson, V. (2009). Measurement and assessment in education (second ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Provides educators with the knowledge to create effective classroom assessments and introduces appropriate methods for utilizing various methods of assessment to inform instruction. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, and 4.

  39. Roberts, P. L., & Kellough, R. D. (2004). A guide for developing interdisciplinary thematic units (third ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Designed for preservice and inservice teachers and administration. Provides detailed instruction on how to develop interdisciplinary thematic units. Useful for review of competencies 1 and 8.

  40. Roblyer, M. D., & Doering, A. H. (2009). Integrating educational technology into teaching (fifth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Explores the implications of incorporating technology into classroom instruction, as well as best practices. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

  41. Rutherford, P. (2002). Why didn't I learn this in college?. Alexandria, VA: Just Ask Publishing.

    Presents an overview of educator preparatory curriculum for preservice and inservice teachers. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 5.

  42. Rutherford, P. (2008). Instruction for all students (second ed.). Alexandria, VA: Just Ask Publishing.

    Provides research-based strategies for effective instruction of diverse student populations. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, 4, and 7.

  43. Schunk, D. H. (2008). Learning theories: An educational perspective (fifth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Presents historical foundations, research, and theories of learning and instructional practices. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 8.

  44. Smith, D. D., & Tyler, N. C. (2009). Introduction to special education: Making a difference (seventh ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson College Division.

    Addresses implications of teaching students with special learning needs and effective instructional strategies to enhance their educational experience. Useful for review of competency 3.

  45. Taylor, C. S., & Nolen, S. B. (2008). Classroom assessment: Supporting teaching and learning in real classrooms (second ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on using assessment to enrich educational experiences and support learning needs for diverse learners. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, and 4.

  46. Taylor, R. L., Smiley, L. R., & Richards, S. B. (2008). Exceptional students: Preparing teachers for the twenty first century. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

    Focuses on effective instructional practices for students with diverse learning needs. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, and 4.

  47. Tomlinson, C. A. (2005). How to differentiate instruction in mixed-ability classrooms (second ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Provides strategies to differentiate instruction for diverse student populations to create meaningful educational experiences for all students. Useful for review of competencies 1, 3, and 8.

  48. Vacca, R. T., Vacca, J. A., & Mraz, M. (2012). Content area reading: Literacy and learning across the curriculum (tenth ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

    Presents research-based instructional strategies to facilitate educational experiences and effective literacy instruction across the curriculum. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, 3, and 8.

  49. Walker, J. E., Shea, T. M., & Bauer, A. M. (2007). Behavior management: A practical approach for educators (ninth ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

    Provides strategies to ethically and efficiently manage student behavior while allowing for meaningful educational experiences. Useful for review of competencies 1, 2, and 3.

  50. Wintergerst, A. C., McVeigh, J., & Brown, H. D. (2011). Tips for teaching culture: Practical approaches to intercultural communication. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

    Focuses on cultural and intercultural communication as related to classroom instruction of English language learners. Useful for review of competency 7.

  51. Wong, H. K., & Wong, R. T. (1991). The first days of school. Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Publications.

    Explores the dimensions of the teaching profession and provides research-based instructional methods to enhance students’ educational experiences. Useful for review of competencies 2, 3, and 5.

 


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