Professional learning in a format that meets your needs.
Courses
Learners enrolled in Beacon Educator courses receive immediate access to research-based content and individualized feedback by facilitators with content-area knowledge. Each course provides five to 60 hours of inservice credit and are available at your convenience.
Modules
Learners enrolled in Beacon Educator modules receive immediate access to research-based content with an end-of-module mastery exam and flexible pacing. Each module provides one to twenty hours of inservice credit and are available at your convenience.
Content Areas

ESOL

Educators learn concepts and strategies to enhance the education of multicultural populations!
Investigate the core areas of ESOL instruction: methods of teaching, curriculum and materials, testing and evaluation, cross-cultural communications, and applied linguistics. This program provides content that is appropriate for a national audience. In Florida, it targets teachers of language arts and reading and may lead to endorsement. Beacon also provides programs for teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors. View the ESOL Endorsement Fact Sheet for more information and to see how the educator's subject area determines the course recommendations based on Florida Statute.

Florida ESOL Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

Gifted

Explore five key areas of gifted education: nature and needs, special populations, curriculum and instructional strategies, creativity, and guidance and counseling. All courses include both instructional components and application activities that align with the objectives for the Florida K-12 Gifted Endorsement. Courses are listed in the suggested order for completion. Check with your district staff development office for credit eligibility toward Gifted Endorsement.

Gifted Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

Reading

Explore six core areas of reading: oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Included in each of the interactive courses in this series are both instructional components and application activities. The courses are designed to be completed sequentially, culminating in the practicum (Reading 5). Content aligns to the indicators for Florida's K-12 Reading Endorsement.

Reading Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

Autism

Build an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and prepare to teach students with autism through this series of four courses: Positive Behavior Supports; Nature, Needs and Assessment; Communication Needs; and Diagnosis and Assessment. All courses include both instructional components and application activities that align with the objectives for the Florida K-12 Autism Endorsement.

Autism Endorsement Quick Fact Sheet

Students With Disabilities (SWD)

Explore these highly interactive, self-paced modules on current educational issues. Participants must score 80% or better on an end-of-course mastery assessment.

On Demand Module Quick Fact Sheet

Mathematics

Beacon Educator's math program consists of four in-depth courses that provide close examination of math concepts leading to skill development. Each course offers classroom examples for coherent curriculum that is focused on important topics in mathematics.

K-8 Math Courses Quick Fact Sheet

Professional Development Certification

Participants must take all the courses listed below, in addition to meeting other district-specific requirements. We recommend taking courses in the order listed. Participants must also complete one 60-hour ESOL course. Check with your district to select the course from our ESOL content area.

Professional Development Certification Quick Fact Sheet

New Teacher

Explore your role as a student advocate and become proactive as you learn management strategies, practice decision-making skills, and use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning.

New Teachers Quick Fact Sheet

Professional Growth

Explore your role as a student advocate and become proactive as you learn management strategies, practice decision-making skills, and use a standards-based lesson planning process to guide your instructional planning.

Professional Growth Quick Fact Sheet

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