This course of study results in eligibility to receive dual certification in the areas of elementary education (K-6) for non-disabled children and exceptional student education for children in levels K-12. In addition to these dual certifications, students also receive endorsements in ESOL & Reading. The course of study in this department requires study in professional education courses, elementary content and methodology courses, and exceptional student education courses. All students participate in practicum courses with elementary schools in the public school system of St. Johns County. ESE is not offered as a "stand-alone" curriculum. Students must pursue studies in the area in combination with elementary education.
The general education courses that an Elementary Education / Exceptional Education with endorsements in ESOL and Reading major must take are ENG 152, HIS 205 or HIS 206, PSY 101, a Social, Behavioral, and Philosophical Inquiry elective, COM 101, COR 101, choose one (ART 218, ART 251, ART 252, MUS 101, THA 201), one Foundations of Knowledge Category B elective, MAT 142, MAT 138 or MAT 223, one additional math course from the following - MAT 135, MAT 162, MAT 171, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 223, and one life science, one earth science, and one physical science.
The Education Department Courses that an Elementary Education / Exceptional Education with endorsements in ESOL and Reading major must take are EDU 202, EDU 242, EDU 321, EDU 354, EDU 355, EDU 357, EDU 462, EDU 471, EDU 481, EEL 301, EEL 302, EEL 362, EEL 364, EEL 365, EEL 431, EEL 455, ESE 309, ESE 330, ESE 365, ESE 420, ESE 425, ESE 470, ESL 315, ESL 325, and ESL 415.