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Elementary Education

Exceptional Student 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 dual certification in the areas of elementary education (K-6) and exceptional student education for children in levels K-12. In addition to these dual certifications, students also receive endorsements in ESOL & Reading.

What You'll Study

Students pursuing the Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education program will complete coursework in professional education, elementary content and methodology, and exceptional student education. The content of these courses follows the standards and ethics established and practiced by the Council for Exceptional Children.

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?

STUDY ABROAD | CAREER DEVELOPMENT CENTER
WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN EDUCATION?

Flagler has prepared me to be the best teacher that I can be. Kristen Stephens, Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education, 2018
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Flagler has prepared me to be the best teacher that I can be. Kristen Stephens, Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education, 2018

Admission Requirements

In order to best prepare for the rigors of the teaching profession and the state requirements for licensure, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student 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 American or U.S. 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
62 Credit Hours
EDU
241
Portfolio Development (1)
ESE
309
Introduction to Exceptionality
EEL
302
Children's Literature: Reading Across the Content Areas
EEL
301
Elementary Reading Instruction
EDU
321
General Methods & Instruction
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
EDU
355
Tests & Measurements
EEL
431
Elementary Methods - Language Arts
EEL
365
Elementary Methods in the Arts
ESE
330
Techniques in Assessment of Exceptional Children
EDU
354
Instructional Design
EEL
362
Elementary Methods - Mathematics
ESE
365
Language Development & Speech Disabilities
EEL
342
Elementary Methods - Social Studies
EDU
357
Classroom Management, School Safety, Professional Ethics, & Educational Law
EEL
364
Elementary Methods - Science
EEL
455
Diagnostic Reading
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum & Materials Development
ESL
420
Instructional Practices: Elementary Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
ESE
425
Instructional Practices: Secondary Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
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 five semesters, and our evening students will complete two courses at a time; three nights per week; for six semesters.