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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.

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
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

Admission Requirements

In order 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:

  • 9 Hours of Science

    Including Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science

  • 9 Hours of Mathematics

    Including Math I for Liberal Arts AND two courses from Math II for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Statistics, or Business Calculus

  • 3 Hours of History

    Either American History or U.S. History

  • 3 Hours of Social Foundations of Education

    OR Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDF1005) at Tallahassee Community College 

  • 3 Hours of Child Psychology

    OR Human Development (DEP2004) / Child Development (CHD2220) at Tallahassee Community College

Major Requirements

Required Courses
50 Credit Hours
EDU
241
Portfolio Development (1)
ESE
309
Introduction to Exceptionality
EEL
302
Children's Literature: Reading Across the Content Areas
EDU
321
General Methods & Instruction
EEL
301
Elementary Reading Instruction
EDU
354
Instructional Design
EEL
362
Elementary Methods - Mathematics
COM
365
Elementary Methods in the Arts
EDU
357
Classroom Management, School Safety, Professional Ethics, & Educational Law
EEL
431
Elementary Methods - Language Arts
EDU
355
Tests & Measurements
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
EEL
342
Elementary Methods - Social Studies
EEL
364
Elementary Methods - Science
EEL
455
Diagnostic Reading
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum & Materials Development
EDU
461
Professional Development Seminar (1)
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Day & Evening Programs

Students may choose from either our day or evening programs. Traditional day students will complete the curriculum within four semesters, and our evening students will complete two courses at a time; three nights per week; for five semesters.