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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
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


Advising Information

Career Outlook

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