Specialized ConcentrationsTo help build your resume further, we offer concentrations in STEM Education and the Orton-Gillingham Approach — a research based instructional practice of reading that has proved effective with students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties.
Be PreparedYou’ll be fully prepared for the 21st-century classroom through our extensive training in instructional technology, including SMART© technologies, preparing you to teach in today’s state-of-the-art classrooms. You will also be exposed to a wide variety of classroom field experiences, and lab school opportunities.
Extensive PreparationAs an elementary education student, you’ll put all this learning into practice in real-world classrooms by completing over 1,000 hours in clinical experiences including the final internship.
Roberts AcademyThe Roberts Academy, located in Lakeland in Polk county, is the only transitional school in the state serving students with dyslexia, allows majors to practice Education reading strategies using the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading.
ESOL CertificationThrough the infusion of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) techniques into the curriculum, you'll learn to work with students whose native language is not English, earning you a State of Florida ESOL endorsement upon graduation.
Engaged Learning in the Classroom
At Florida Southern College, you’ll engage in many hands-on activities in the classroom that model activities you can use in your field experiences and internship.
Our Early Learning Lab is home to students ages three to five where Elementary Education majors work hands-on delivering classroom instruction to students in one-on-one and small group settings
All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:
Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.
- A completed application form
- Personal statement
- All official college transcripts
- Social standing form
If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:
- Official high school transcript
- SAT and/or ACT scores
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