Our innovative hands-on approach coupled with our State of Florida approved curricula prepares our graduates to teach and inspire the next generation of leaders. Students completing this program will be eligible for certification to teach grades K-6 with endorsements in ESOL & Reading.
What You'll Study
Students completing the Elementary Education major are prepared to teach in the areas of reading, language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
Our hands-on approach begins in your first semester with practicum placement in area classrooms and culminates with a full-time internship.
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 including Life Science, Physical Science, or Earth Science
6 Hours of Mathematics
Including Math I for Liberal Arts AND one course from Math II for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Statistics, or Business Calculus
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
Day & 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.