Elementary Education (BS)

Mr. Benson and Mrs. Roberts, Program Coordinators

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

Total Semester Hours

Candidates must complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of accredited academic college work, excluding physical education activity courses. A typical four-year plan is 129 hours.

General Education Requirements

Students must complete the 36-hour general education core, and three (3) hours of physical education classes.

Lower-Division General Education Courses (minimum of 41 credit hours and daily Bible)
  • AMH 2020 American History (3)
  • BSC 1005C/1005L Intro to Biological Principles and 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)
  • HUM 2210 or 2230 Humanities (3)
  • 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 OR MAC 1105 College Algebra (3)
  • PSC 1121C/1121L Conceptual Physical Science with Lab (4)
  • PSY 1012 General Psychology (3)
  • SPC 1608 Public Speaking (3)
  • Daily Bible course for each semester
  • Physical Education Electives (1)
Lower-Division Education Courses (9 credit hours)
  • EDF 2005 Introduction to Education (3)
  • EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
  • EME 2040 Educational Technology (3)
Upper-Division Education Courses (61 credit hours)
  • EDF 3122 Learning & the Developing Child (3)
  • EDE 4245 Methods of Teaching Art, Music, Health and PE in Elementary School (2)
  • EDE 3941 Pre-Internship Field Experience I (2)
  • EDE 4201 Curriculum and Instruction (3)
  • EDE 4940 Teaching Internship (11)
  • EDE 4942 Pre-Intern Field Experience II (2)
  • EDF 3251 Classroom Management (3)
  • EDF 3430 Testing and Measurement in Education (3)
  • EEX 3050 Survey of Special Education (3)
  • LAE 3314 Methods of Teaching Language Arts & Children’s Literature (3)
  • MAE 4310 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School I (3)
  • MAE 4311 Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School II (3)
  • RED 3309 Early and Emergent Literacy: K-2 (3)
  • RED 3353 Intermediate Literacy 3-6: Comprehension and Content Area Reading (3)
  • RED 4542 Literacy Assessment (3)
  • SCE 4310 Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School (3)
  • SSE 3313 Methods of Teaching Social Science in the Elementary School (3)
  • TSL 3080 Introduction to TESOL (3)
  • TSL 4081 TESOL Issues and Practices (3)
  • Daily Bible course for each semester (weekly Bible course in final internship semester)

As an integral part of coursework, the Department requires all Elementary Education majors to complete a series of Critical Tasks and Critical Exams in order to demonstrate mastery of all state standards. Successful completion of these tasks and exams is required for graduation and state certification eligibility. For details, see the Elementary Education Student Handbook.

Admittance Requirements
All of the following requirements must be met prior to admittance, typically before the Fall semester of the Junior year
  • 2.50 GPA or higher
  • Application Form
  • Philosophy of Education
  • Personal Reference
  • Educational Reference
  • Transcripts of any other college work
  • Score reports showing passed completion of FTCE General Knowledge Test (GKT)
Graduation Requirements
  • 2.50 GPA or higher
  • A grade of “C” or better for required courses (with the exception of daily Bible courses)
  • Passing score on the Professional Educator Florida Teacher Certification Exam
  • Passing Score on all sections of the Elementary Education (K-6) Subject Area Florida Teacher Certification Exam (language arts, math, science, and social studies)
  • Successful completion of three levels of internship and all TESOL requirements
  • Successful completion of all Critical Tasks and Critical Exams
Daily Bible Requirement

Students are required by College policy to attend daily Bible classes with the exception of the final internship semester. During the internship, students complete a one credit weekly Bible seminar.

Residency

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

Commencement

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

Recommended Program Sequence

Note: To graduate from Florida College with a B.S. degree in elementary education, you must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher, pass the GKT and all other state certification (FTCE) exams, pass all education and general education courses with a C or higher, complete all Critical Tasks successfully, and attend the F.C. graduation ceremony. Florida Teacher Certification can be reviewed at http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/. Register for FTCE exams at http://www.fl.nesinc.com.

Freshmen Year

* Courses typically offered only in spring or fall semester.

Fall Term

Class Hours
REL 1210 History & Geography: O. T. * 2
REL 1780 Intro. to Christian Evidences * 1
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I 3
BSC 1005C Intro to Biological Principles & BSC 1005L Lab 4
EDF 2005 Introduction to Education * 3
EUH 1000 Western Civilizations * 3
Total 16 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
REL 1240 History & Geography: N. T. * 2
REL 1781 Evidences II * 1
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition Skills II 3
SPC 1608 Public Speaking 3
EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations * 3
AMH 2020 American History * 3
Physical Education Activity 1
Total 16 Hours

Sophomore Year

*Courses typically offered only in spring or fall semester.

Fall Term

Class Hours
REL 2264 New Testament Epistles * 2
REL 2223 Introduction to the Prophets * 1
PSY 1012 General Psychology 3
PSC 1121C Conceptual Physical Science & PSC 1121L Lab 4
MGF 1107 Liberal Arts Math II * OR MAC 1105 College Algebra 3
EME 2040 Educational Technology * 3
Total 15 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
LIT 2371 Old Testament Poetry * 3
REL 2257 New Testament Epistles * 1
EDF 3122 Learning & the Developing Child * 3
HLP 2081 Personal Health and Fitness 2
LAE 3414 Adolescent and Children’s Literature * (Humanities credit for Education majors only) 3
MGF 1106 Liberal Arts Math I * 3
EDE 2042 FTCE Practice I (GKT) * 1
Total 16 Hours

TAKE FTCE BASIC SKILLS EXAM (GKT), Apply for admission, and be Accepted into the B.S. Degree in EE Program prior to the beginning of the Junior year. You may get your Application online or from the Department Chair. TAKE CAAP if you want to get an AA degree.

Junior Year

* Courses typically offered only in spring or fall semester.  ** Courses offered in summer only.

Summer Term

Class Hours
TSL 3080 Introduction to TESOL ** 3

Fall Term

Class Hours
Bible 1
Bible 1
EDE 4201 Curriculum and Instruction * 3
MAE 4310 Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary School I * 3
RED 3309 Early and Emergent Literacy K-2 *with 12 hr. Field Exp. 3
EDF 3430 Educational Testing & Measurement * 3
Total 14 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Bible 1
Bible 1
RED 3353 Intermediate Literacy 3-6:
Comprehension and Content Area Reading *
3
MAE 4311 Methods of Teaching Math in Elementary School II * 3
LAE 3314 Methods of Teaching Language Arts w/ Children’s Literature in the Elementary School * 3
EDE 3941 Pre-Intern Field Experience I * 2
EDF 3251 Classroom Management * 3
Total 16 Hours

Senior Year

* Courses typically offered only in spring or fall semester.  ** Courses offered in summer only.

Summer Term

Class Hours
TSL 4081 TESOL Issues and Practices ** 3

Fall Term

Class Hours
Bible 1
Bible—Excused or Tuition Waiver 1
SSE 3313 Methods of Teaching Social Science in Elementary School * 3
EEX 3050 Survey of Special Education * 3
SCE 4310 Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3
EDE 4043 FTCE Test Prep II (K-6) * 1
RED 4542 Literacy Assessment & Learning Strategies * 3
EDE 4942 Pre-Intern Field Experience II * 2
Total 16/17 Hours

Spring Term

Class Hours
Senior Bible Seminar * 1
EDE 4940 Education Internship * 12
EDE 4245 Methods of Teaching Art, Music, Health, and Physical Education in the Elementary School * 2
RED Reading Practicum for Reading Endorsement * 1

You will need to take and pass the FTCE (Professional Education & Subject Area) Exams sometime during your senior year to graduate.


Florida Teacher Certification can be reviewed at:

http://www.fldoe.org/edcert/

Total 16 Hours

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