B.S. in Elementary Education

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement provides the professional preparation necessary to teach grades K through 6, as well as the coursework necessary to earn the ESOL and Reading endorsements. State of Florida certification requirements are met through coursework, field experiences, and student teaching. The program is designed to bridge theory and practice by engaging the student candidate in field experiences and one semester of internship experience. 

The State of Florida certification requirements are met for the program by requiring all students candidates pass the Professional Education Exam and the Subject Area Exam before beginning their student teaching placements.

Program Outcomes: 

Graduates of the B.S. degree program in the elementary education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement will be able to:

  • The student will develop curricula and teaching methods appropriate to instruct elementary schools in reading, mathematics, science, social science, art and music, and health and physical education.
  • The student will apply knowledge and skills necessary for the effective elementary school classroom management.
  • The student will employ methods to create, measure, evaluate and assess student progress.
  • The student will apply techniques to teach students with exceptionalities. 
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to teach diverse populations, including English language learners and students with exceptionalities.
  • The student will demonstrate the skills necessary to be an effective classroom teacher through student teaching opportunities.
  • The student will develop techniques to infuse character education principles in various courses. 

Courses from this program are also available to qualifying Guest Students and can be taken to fulfill certification requirements.

Apply to the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree program, or to take courses as a Guest Student here.

View admissions requirements for this program here.

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