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BS in Elementary Education (Grades K-6)

The Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education offers a unique experience in teaching and learning through coursework, field experiences and community engagement. Our courses and hands-on learning experiences prepare you for the classroom and beyond, where you’ll have a chance to make a difference in your own community, influence policy and drive student success.

For questions regarding this program, please contact: 

Maria Tsalikis, Program Leader
E-mail: tsalikim@fiu.edu
Phone: 305-348-2778

Students have two options for completing this degree. Teacher Preparation includes the coursework necessary to earn TESOL and reading endorsements; state certification requirements are met through coursework, field experiences and student teaching. Career Development focuses on roles beyond the classroom — in government, business, nonprofits and more.

  • Teacher Preparation (TESOL and Reading Endorsements)

    You’ll shape the future of tomorrow’s children by teaching them and making a difference in the classroom. You’ll also develop multicultural understandings and work toward more equity and inclusion in the classroom.

    • Provides professional preparation to teach grades K-6 and to earn reading and TESOL endorsement
    • Meets Florida certification requirements through coursework, field experiences, and student learning
    • Includes advanced field school internship and practicum experiences


    Teacher Preparation Track in the Undergraduate Course Catalog

  • Career Development

    You’ll work with schools and your community in different spaces, making a significant impact. You’ll also learn to become an advocate for elementary students and their education.

    • Prepares students for employment in professions that depend on education such as government agencies, policymaking, business, private school setting, nonprofit organizations
    • Students learn appropriate best practices and teaching methods for schools and other educational settings
    • Advisor-selected courses offer 24 credits to enhance student skills in art and art history, computer programming and other areas


    Career Development Track in the Undergraduate Course Catalog

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Career Outlook

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Curriculum Development
  • Non-for-profit Organizations
  • Elementary education programming and coding
  • Policy Maker