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Elementary Education Degree

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 a top three regional university by U.S. news and world report
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 Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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

Complete the Online Application

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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.

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Verification of Funds
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score***

** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved agency.

*** 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.

Flexible Delivery Options

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

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On-Campus

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Online

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Hybrid

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Connected

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

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Accelerated Terms

Our seven-week terms enable full-time students to complete up to 48 credit hours during an academic year.

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Internships

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 Levin

Admission Counselor and Advisor
863.680.4914

Program Costs

Florida Southern College reserves the right to revise fee schedules.

Base Required Fees

Base Required Fees Cost
Tuition Per Credit Hour $326
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

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Curriculum

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

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.

Complete the Online Application

Apply Now

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.

Additional International Requirements

  • Official Translated Transcripts With Course By Course Evaluation**
  • Bank Verification of Funds
  • Sponsor's Guarantee Form
  • Valid Passport
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS Score***

** World Education Services, Josef Silny and Associates, Academic Evaluation Services, Inc., or similar approved agency.

*** 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.