Tailored specifically for busy schedules, this program is designed for working adults who want to advance their careers through courses that build solid foundations in elementary education.
This Elementary Education degree has all the tools you need to make a positive impact as a highly effective educator. Our curriculum includes the latest pedagogies, research-based best practices, and full access to SMART technologies. As education majors are required to pass all parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Exams, you will be immediately eligible to apply for your Florida Professional Teaching Certificate upon graduation.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission consideration.
Florida Southern College has partnered with local Polk County schools as Professional Development School Partners designed to prepare future teachers.
Your academic advisor works with you from the moment you are accepted to create a roadmap to graduation, creating a custom schedule specific to your needs.
Through 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.
A timely completion of your degree is critical to your total tuition cost, which is why we offer accelerated courses, providing you a quality education at a fraction of the cost.
As an adult elementary education student, you’ll put all this learning into practice in real-world classrooms by completing clinical experiences within the Polk County public school system including the final internship.
You’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.
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My professors encouraged me throughout the program. As a result, I am more prepared as an educational leader and look forward to my future in the education field.
As a highly qualified educator, I wanted to continue my education in my field of study. It was important to me to find a program that was flexible for working adults. Florida Southern’s Master of Education in Curriculum was conducive for my needs, offering the flexibility that allowed me to work and enjoy family time. The graduate program was completely online so I never needed to commute to a classroom. One of the requirements for graduation is to complete a Master’s thesis. My professors made this process very understandable and manageable. They walked me through each step and provided insightful feedback on my study. I was able to earn my master’s degree in less than two years!
The Florida Southern Elementary Education program has been a great help in every way. The flexibility and support has been evident throughout my entire journey here.
I selected FSC’s Adult Elementary Education program because it allowed me to keep my full-time job while taking classes. Since the beginning of this program, I have obtained many professional connections with professors, Polk County teachers, and other members of the community. I am confident the relationships this program has allowed me to build have helped tremendously in the advancement of my professional career. From foundational classes to field studies, I had support from an abundance of Florida Southern faculty members. The professors I learned from were always attentive and helped me to become more confident in my studies. My academic advisor consistently went above and beyond to be available for my questions and needs, and was there for me every step of the way--something I know will have a lasting impact on my teaching career.
The Adult Elementary Education degree program at Florida Southern College provides a flexible schedule that allows students to earn their undergraduate degrees while maintaining a work-life balance. This Florida Department of Education approved teacher preparation program prepares future teachers, utilizing research-based instructional practices, to positively impact diverse populations of K-6 student learners.
The Elementary Education program is offered in a hybrid format with face-to-face and online classes. Face-to-face courses meet in the evenings (6:30 – 9:30) or on Saturdays. This schedule is designed for working professionals.
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**** Must have completed an English language training program or at least one year at an English speaking institution to waive the TOEFL/IELTS testing requirement.
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
*Tuition will be billed prior to the beginning of each semester based on credit hours. Tuition must be paid by the first day of class.
Florida Southern participates in the Greenhouse Program, a program created to assist Non-instructional employees of the Polk County School Board who are interested in completing their Bachelor’s Degree to go on and teach P-6, Physical Education, Exceptional Student Education, Middle School, and/or High School.
All Elementary Education students must pass all sections on the General Knowledge Test (GKT), Professional Educator Test (PED), and Subject Area Exam (SAE) – Elementary K-6.
The fall, spring, and summer semesters are 16 weeks long. However, each semester is divided into two 7-week terms (term A and term B). https://www.flsouthern.edu/sage/additional-info/schedules-important-dates.aspx
Yes, there is a 70-school day internship which is completed in Polk County Public Schools during the last semester of the program and once all program requirements are met.
Yes, Florida Southern College’s Elementary Education program is fully approved by the Florida Department of Education.
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