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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.

Program Description

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.

Major Requirements

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:

Required Courses

EDU 202 Introduction to Teaching and Learning (3)
EDU 242 Introduction to Technology and Portfolio Design (3)
EDU 321 General Methods of Instruction (3)
EDU 355 Tests and Measurements (3)
EDU 357 Classroom Management (3)
EDU 462 Professional Development and Technical Design (3)
EDU 471 Critical Curriculum Studies (3)
EDU 481 Internship (12)
EEL 301 Elementary Reading Instruction (3)
EEL 302 Children’s Literature: Reading Across the Content Areas (3)
EEL 342 Elementary Methods of Social Studies (3)
EEL 362 Elementary Methods of Mathematics (3)
EEL 364 Elementary Methods in the Sciences (3)
EEL 365 Elementary Methods in the Arts (3)
EEL 431 Elementary Methods of Language Arts (3)
EEL 455 Diagnostic Reading (3)
ESE 309 Introduction to Exceptionality (3)
ESE 330 Techniques in Assessment of Exceptional Children (3)
ESE 365 Language Development and Speech Disabilities (3)
ESE 420 Instructional Practices: Elementary Students with Mild/Moderate
Disabilities (3)
ESE 425 Instructional Practices: Secondary Students with Mild/Moderate
Disabilities (3)
ESE 470 Senior Research Seminar in Special Education (3)
ESL 315 Cross Cultural Communications (3)
ESL 325 Applied Linguistics (Approved for ESOL Credit) (3)
ESL 415 ESOL Curriculum and Materials Development (3)

4 Year Plan

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Carl Williams is one of Flagler’s most distinguished and hardworking professors in the education department.