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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Recognized by the Florida Department of Education as the top private elementary education program in the state.

Our outstanding reputation for preparing future teachers ensures you’ll receive the education and training necessary to begin a successful teaching career.

ranked the number one private college education program in florida by the florida department of education
ranked in the top five best colleges in florida by forbes
ranked as one of the best and most interesting schools in the united states by fiske

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Monday, March 12, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

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Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all academic work
  • Polk County School Board background clearance
  • Personal interview
  • Academic interest inventory

If less than 25 credit hours have been earned from a regionally accredited college or university, official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT testing are also required.

Flexible Delivery Options

Scheduling of classes is flexible. Mix and match delivery types to maximize your schedule as needed.

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Florida Southern College is regionally accredited from SACS

Teachers earning a degree in education from a regionally accredited institution may be eligible for additional annual compensation. Florida Southern encourages interested applicants to work with their local school districts to determine eligibility and the level of pay increase.

Top Reasons

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Florida Southern College has partnered with local schools as Professional Development School Partners designed to prepare future teachers.

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Accelerated Learning

Our seven-week terms enable full time students to complete 48 credit hours a year.

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In cooperation with the local public school system, supervised work experience occurs in school classrooms with students and teachers.

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Program Contact

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Kelly Curtis

Admission Counselor and Advisor

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $320
Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled $25 to $100

Additional Required Fees

Additional Required FeeCost
Chalk and Wire – ePortfolio$65.70 per year
Polk County School Board Background Clearance$78.60 estimated


Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog
A. General Education Requirements 40 hours
B. Major Requirements 65 hours
EDU 1107 Foundations of Education I
EDU 2200 Field Study Level I
EDU 2203 Foundations of Education II
EDU 2210 Foundations in Special Education
EDU 2235 Technology Infused Teaching and Educational Assessments and Measurements
EDU 2240 Teaching Language Arts Level I
EDU 3279 Foundations of ESOL I
EDU 3323 Field Study Level II
EDU 3333 Foundations of Education III
EDU 3339 Instructional Methods I
EDU 3343 Children’s Literature
EDU 3347 Teaching Language Arts II
EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elementary Students
EDU 4400 Field Study Level III
EDU 4407 Instructional Methods II: Social Studies in the Elementary School
EDU 4409 Instructional Methods III: Science in the Elementary School
EDU 4478 Applied Linguistics – ESOL II
EDU 4889 Student Teacher Intern Seminar
EDU 4990 Senior Internship
C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements 12 hours
D. Electives 7 hours
E. Total 124 hours