The Flagler College Education Department is committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for pursuing professional careers in Education.
The Department acknowledges that the Education profession is becoming an increasingly challenging one, demanding greater competence, wider versatility, and broader values of its practitioners. Prospective teachers must expand their knowledge of the human experience. They must acquire a comprehensive body of subject area knowledge and an extensive repertoire of instructional strategies.
They must also develop a set of professional attitudes which will enhance educational practice in a culturally-diverse and technologically-advancing society. To these ends, the Department maintains high academic and performance standards and provides students with a solid base of academic content and pedagogic theory and skills.
Elementary Education/Education of the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing
Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education
Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) is an international honor society in education. KDP promotes the ideals of scholarship, high personal standards and promise in teaching and allied professions.
The Flagler chapter was chartered in 1997.
Kappa Delta Pi is dedicated to scholarship and excellence in education. The society is a community of scholars pledged to worthy ideals: It recognizes scholarship and excellence in education, promotes the development and dissemination of worthy educational ideas and practices, enhances the continuous growth and leadership of its diverse membership, fosters Inquiry and reflection on significant educational issues, and maintains a high degree of professional fellowship.
Prior to their internship experience, all students must have completed the department requirements, which include completing the application for an education internship, maintaining a 2.5 GPA, passing of the state-required general knowledge exam, submitting the portfolio, successfully completing all coursework, and finally, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examinations specific to their area of certification.
After all of these requirements have been satisfied, students enter their internship for a period of 16 weeks. The configuration of this internship depends upon the area of certification pursued by the student. Students who are in a single degree and certification area (e.g. elementary education) will be placed in one classroom for a total of sixteen weeks. Students who are in a dual certification program (e.g. deaf education/elementary education) will be placed in one classroom for each certification area for eight weeks each. This means the student will be in an elementary classroom with hearing children for eight weeks and an elementary classroom with deaf children for eight weeks.