Our outstanding reputation for preparing future teachers ensures you’ll receive the education and training necessary to begin a successful teaching career.
Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.
* 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.
** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved agency.
*** A bank letter is a written statement on bank letterhead and signed by a bank official.
**** 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.
Scheduling of classes is flexible. Mix and match delivery types to maximize your schedule as needed.
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 up to 48 credit hours during an academic year.
In cooperation with the local public school system, supervised work experience occurs in school classrooms with students and teachers.
Learn from our faculty the impact becoming a teacher can have on your future students.
Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.
Classes are offered both face to face and online. Face to face courses meet in the evenings (6:30 – 9:30) or on Saturdays. This schedule is designed for working professionals.
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.
Graduate in five years with two degrees. Save significant investment and time earning our prestigious MEd.
“Every professor I had in all three degrees wanted me to succeed. I chose Florida Southern because Florida Southern is a family.”
“Florida Southern is rated one of the top schools in Florida. The decision to attend FSC to complete my bachelor’s degree was easy. Now as a double graduate, I can see why Florida Southern’s Education Department is the BEST! During my education experience at Florida Southern College, I learned valuable instructional strategies. I was taught how to construct and provide Tier II and Tier III intensive academic support, create a highly effective classroom management plan, track data, and create meaningful standards based lesson plans. I was able to make these connections by gaining hours of hands on learning experiences in the classrooms of the public schools in the area. After completing my education at Florida Southern College, I was well prepared to enter the education profession.”
“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 chose the evening program at Florida Southern because it fit my work schedule. The school schedule was very convenient as I had some face-to-face classes, some online classes, and hybrids. I was able to balance my work and a school schedule in a healthy manner. My teachers and advisors were always there to answer my questions and or concerns. I’ve made many friends and professional contacts at FSC. I am happy and proud that I chose the evening program at Florida Southern!”
Course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.
Admission Counselor and Advisor
send text to 863.225.8405