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Elementary Education

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.

Practical Experience

Our hands-on approach begins in your first semester with practicum placement in area classrooms and culminates with a full-time internship.

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

Major Requirements

Required Courses
53 Credit Hours
EEL
302
Children's Literature
EDU
321
General Methods to Instruction
EEL
301
Elementary Reading Instruction
EDU
242
Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning
EDU
309
Introduction to Techniques in Exceptionality
EDU
241
Professional Development Seminar I
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
EEL
362
Elementary Methods of Mathematics
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics
EDU
357
Classroom Management
EEL
431
Elementary Methods of Language Arts
EDU
355
Tests and Measurements
EEL
342
Elementary Methods of Social Studies
EEL
364
Elementary Methods of Science
EEL
365
Elementary Methods in the Arts
EEL
455
Diagnostic Reading
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum & Materials Development
EDU
461
Professional Development Seminar II
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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 Spring 2021 will be a mix of hybrid and online courses.  Online courses will be delivered either synchronous or asynchronous. (Students may request medical accomodations to have their Spring 2021 courses delivered online.)

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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
Elementary Teacher - Dr. Seuss, Red Fish Blue Fish
The classroom experience I gained while attending Flagler helped me create my own fun and engaging classroom. Jordan Vickers, Elementary Education, 2016

Contact Admissions

Kiyah Shelton | Assistant Director of Recruitment | 850. 201. 8156

FCTAdmissions@flagler.edu