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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.

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:

  • 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
62 Credit Hours
EDU
309
Introduction to Techniques in Exceptionality
EDU
321
General Methods of Instruction
EEL
301
Elementary Reading Instruction
EDU
242
Instructional Design for Teaching and Learning
EEL
302
Children's Literature
EDU
241
Professional Development Seminar I
EDU
355
Tests & Measurements
EEL
431
Elementary Methods of Language Arts
ESE
365
Language Development and Speech Disabilities
ESE
330
Techniques in Assessment of Exceptional Children
ESL
315
Cross Cultural Communications
EEL
362
Elementary Methods of Mathematics
EEL
365
Elementary Methods in the Arts
EEL
342
Elementary Methods of Social Studies
ESE
420
Instructional Practices: Elementary Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
EDU
357
Classroom Management
EEL
364
Elementary Methods of Science
ESL
325
Applied Linguistics
ESL
415
ESOL Curriculum & Materials
EEL
455
Diagnostic Reading
EDU
461
Professional Development Seminar II
ESE
425
Instructional Practices: Secondary Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
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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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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

Contact Admissions

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

FCTAdmissions@flagler.edu