Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education
The content of Exceptional Student Education courses at Flagler College follows the standards and ethics established for professional training and practice by the Council for Exceptional Children, and incorporates the Florida Department of Education accomplished practices for pre-service teachers, and the ESE K-12 Competencies and Skills Required for Teacher Certification in Florida, 17th Edition.
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 or ENG 172, ENG 202, HIS 205 or HIS 206, PSY 101, COM 101, FYS, choose one Creative Expression Category A elective, one Foundations of Knowledge Category B elective, MAT 142, MAT 223, one additional math course from the following - MAT 135, MAT 138, MAT 161, MAT 201, MAT 202, 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: