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Elementary Education

Our program prepares you to teach, support, and inspire the world's children. Once you complete your coursework and pass the FTCE exams, you'll be eligible to obtain a Florida certification to teach grades K-6, as well as endorsements in ESOL & Reading.

What You'll Study

The Flagler College Elementary Education program provides a state-of-the-art curriculum paired with hands-on experiences and opportunities to engage in real classrooms. All Elementary Education majors at Flagler College are trained to instruct in elementary areas, including reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.

Hybrid Day or Evening Programs

Students may choose from our day or evening programs. Day students will complete the curriculum within four semesters, and evening students will complete the curriculum within five semesters. Courses in Fall 2021 will be a mix of face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. 

Practical Experience

Our hands-on approach begins in your first semester. You'll take part in practicum courses with area schools in the public school system, all culminating with a full-time internship your last semester.

Admission Requirements

To best prepare for the rigors of the teaching profession and the state requirements for licensure, Elementary Education students must have completed the following coursework:

  • 6 Hours of Science

    May include: Life Science; Physical Science; or Earth Science

  • 6 Hours of Mathematics

    MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts (Recommended for the FTCE General Knowledge Exam); College Algebra; or Statistics
  • 3 Hours of Introduction to Children & Adolescent Development in the Education Setting OR

    Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDF1005) at Tallahassee Community College
    AND Human Development (DEP2004) OR Child Development (CHD2220) at Tallahassee Community College

  • Recommended - 3 Hours of American/U.S. History

    3 hours of either American History or U.S. History are recommended, but not required

What's Next?

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The classroom experience I gained while attending Flagler helped me create my own fun and engaging classroom. Jordan Vickers, Elementary Education, 2016
The classroom experience I gained while attending Flagler helped me create my own fun and engaging classroom. Jordan Vickers, Elementary Education, 2016

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Contact Admissions

Jennifer Rinnert | Director of Transfer Student Admissions | 904.819.6402

FCTAdmissions@flagler.edu