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Elementary Education Major

The major in Elementary Education is designed to prepare an individual for teaching K thru 6th grade in the public or private school. A degree from the Division of Teacher Education is designed for a student who is pursuing God’s call on their life to become a teacher. This degree combines General Education courses, Biblical/Theological foundations courses, and training for teaching which prepares students to serve effectively in kindergarten thru grade 12.

Before enrolling in any education courses, students must have a GPA of 2.5 overall and they must pass the General Knowledge Test (GKT) of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE). Students wishing to enter the Teacher Education Division must complete General Education requirements, Biblical/Theological Foundation Core, and fill out an application, which will be reviewed and approved/denied by the Admissions Committee of the Teacher Education Program. Please find the link to the application on this page.

Elementary Education Course Requirements | 130 Total Hours

General Education Foundation (33 hours)

Specializations within General Education Foundation
  • MA 230 College Algebra (3 hours)
  • SCI 201 Introduction to Biological Science (3 hours)
  • EDU 2040 Information Technology for Educators(3 hours)
  • EDU 2020 Integrating Art and Music (3 hours)
    (This course maybe substituted for HUM 101)
Additional Requirements (15 hours)
  • MA 210 Geometry (3 hours)
  • MA 220 Finite Math (3 hours)
  • SCI 202 Introduction to Earth Science (3 hours)
  • SCI 203 Physical Science (3 hours)
  • Any additional 3 hours in Western Civilization, American History, or Geography

Biblical/Theological Foundation (18 hours)

Major (64 hours)

Professional Education
  • EDU 2000 Field Experiences I
  • EDU 2005 Foundations and Curriculum of Education
  • EDU 2010 Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • EDU 3000F General Methods of Teaching
  • EDU 3010F Classroom Management
  • EDU 3015F Survey of Special Education
  • EDU 3020 Measurement and Evaluation
  • EDU 4090F Education Internship
Elementary Education
  • ESOL 3701F Teaching Diverse Populations
  • ESOL 3705F Theoretical Underpinnings of ESOL
  • ESOL 3710F ESOL Curriculum and Methods
  • RED 3001F Children's Literature
  • RED 3005F Early and Emergent Literacy K-2
  • RED 3006F Intermediate Literacy 3-6:Reading and Thinking
  • RED 4001F Diagnosis and Remediation in Elementary Reading
  • RED 4005F Reading Practicum
  • EDU 4005F Teaching Language Arts in Elementary School
  • EDU 4010F Math Concepts and Methods for Elementary Teachers
  • EDU 4020F Teaching Science, Health, and Physical Education in Elementary School
  • EDU 4025F Teaching Science, Health, and Physical Education in Middle School

Note: Those students who fail to take and pass the computer proficiency examination must take IT 101

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