Educational Studies (BS)

Reading Specialization

Mr. Benson and Mrs. Roberts, Program Coordinators

Graduates of the Educational Studies program will have a broad, foundational knowledge of educational theory and practices as well as strong content knowledge in their chosen area of specialization. These knowledge bases should well prepare them for work in private educational settings and support them in seeking state certification in their chosen specialization. However, because state accreditation requirements vary by state, graduates are encouraged to investigate the specific requirements for the state in which they plan to seek employment.

This degree program is highly structured; therefore, students should carefully follow the scheduling of the applicable four-year plan to avoid extending the time required for degree completion. Any alternative coursework must be approved by the Department Chairpersons. All alternative coursework must closely align with Florida College course requirements in order to be considered for approval.

Admittance Requirements
(All of the following requirements must be met prior to admittance, typically before the fall semester of the junior year)
  • 2.25 GPA or higher
  • Application Form
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Personal Reference
  • Educational Reference
  • Transcripts of any other college work
Graduation Requirements
  • 2.25 GPA or higher
  • A grade of “C” or better for required courses (with the exception of daily Bible courses)
Daily Bible Requirement
Students are required by College policy to attend daily Bible classes with the exception of the capstone experience semester. During the capstone experience, students complete a one credit weekly Bible seminar.

Students must complete all upper division methods courses at Florida College, in order to receive the Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies. Students may petition the department chair for exceptions if emergencies arise.


Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies must participate in Commencement in the year of completing their other requirements. Any exceptions must be cleared with the Academic Dean of the College.

Lower-Division General Education Courses (minimum of 41 credit hours and daily Bible)
  • AMH 2020 American History (3)
  • BSC 1005C/L Introduction to Biological Principles & Lab (4)
  • ENC 1101 English Composition Skills I (3)
  • ENC 1102 English Composition Skills II (3)
  • EUH 1000 Western Civilization (3)
  • HLP 2081 Health and Wellness (2)
  • Humanities Humanities credit (3) selected from:
    • AML 2010 American Literature I
    • AML 2020 American Literature II
    • ENL 2010 Major Figures in English Literature I
    • ENL 2020 Major Figures in English Literature II OR English Literature
  • LIT 2371 OT Poetry & Wisdom (Humanities credit) (3)
  • MGF 1106 Mathematics for Liberal Arts I (w/Geometry) (3)
  • MGF 1107 Mathematics for Liberal Arts II (3)
  • or MAC 1105 College Algebra (Required for Biology Specialization)
  • PSC 1121C/L Conceptual Physical Science & Lab (4)
  • PSY 1012 General Psychology (3)
  • SPC 1608 Public Speaking (3)
  • Physical Education Electives (1)
  • Daily Bible course for each semester
Lower-Division Education Courses Required for Educational Studies-All Specializations (9 credit hours)
  • EDF2005 Introduction to Education (3)
  • EDF2085 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
  • EME 2040 Educational Technology (3)
Upper-Division Education Courses Required for Educational Studies-All Specializations (37 credit hours)
  • EDF 3122 Learning & the Developing Child (3)
  • EDE 4245 Enhancing Engagement through Arts-based Curriculum (2)
  • EDE 4201 Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • EDF 3251 Classroom Management (3)
  • EDF 3430 Testing and Measurement in Education (3)
  • EEX 3050 Survey of Special Education (3)
  • RED 3353 Intermediate Literacy 3-6: Comprehension and Content Area Reading (3)
  • TSL 3080 Introduction to TESOL (3)
  • Clinical Experience (2)
  • Capstone Experience (12)
Course Requirements for Specialization in Reading (21 credit hours)
  • RED 3309 Emergent Literacy (3)
  • RED 4542 Literacy Assessment (3)
  • LAE 3414 Methods of Teaching Language Arts (3)
  • TSL 4080 TSOL Issues and Practices (3)
  • LAE 3414 History of Children and Adolescent Literature (3)
  • Additional 6 hours of specialization chosen from Upper-division literature courses listed in the English section of the catalog (With department approval)

View a Reading Specialization recommended course plan.

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