How to Apply
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.
Apply today to start next term on Monday, March 13, 2017
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.
- 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.
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.
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Florida Southern College has partnered with local schools as Professional Development School Partners designed to prepare future teachers.
Our seven-week terms enable full time students to complete 48 credit hours a year.
In cooperation with the local public school system, supervised work experience occurs in school classrooms with students and teachers.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
Base Required Fees
|Base Required Fees
|Tuition per credit hour
|Technology fee per semester is based on credit hours enrolled
||$25 to $100
Additional Required Fees
|Additional Required Fee||Cost|
|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.
|A. General Education Requirements
|B. Major Requirements
||Foundations of Education I
||Field Study Level I
||Foundations of Education II
||Foundations in Special Education
||Technology Infused Teaching and Educational Assessments and Measurements
||Teaching Language Arts Level I
||Foundations of ESOL I
||Field Study Level II
||Foundations of Education III
||Instructional Methods I
||Teaching Language Arts II
||Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elementary Students
||Field Study Level III
||Instructional Methods II: Social Studies in the Elementary School
||Instructional Methods III: Science in the Elementary School
||Applied Linguistics – ESOL II
||Student Teacher Intern Seminar
|C. Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements