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Elementary Education

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Recognized by the Florida Department of Education as the top elementary education program in the state.

Our elementary education program ranks first among Florida private colleges with an outstanding reputation for preparing future teachers.

Top Reasons to choose Elementary Education at florida southern college

Best in State of Florida

Our elementary education program is the best among all private colleges in the State of Florida and tied for second out of 75 public and private elementary education programs in the state.

Be Prepared

You’ll be fully prepared for the 21st-century classroom through our extensive training in instructional technology, exposure to a wide variety of classroom field experiences, and lab school opportunities.

Extensive Prepa­ra­tion

You’ll put all this learning into place in real-world classrooms by completing over 1,000 hours in clinical experiences including the final internship.

Roberts Academy

The Roberts Academy 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.

Find the Joys of Teaching Children

In EDU 3370 Differentiated Instruction of Reading for Elementary Students, you'll learn to understand and apply research-based instructional practices. Education majors engage in the systematic problem solving practices and implement instructional practices in a real-world classroom setting.

Academic Catalog

4+1 Master of Education

Graduate in five years with two degrees. Save time earning our prestigious MEd.

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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

Clubs and More

We sponsor the Epsilon Gamma chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for education majors.

Elementary Education Program Contact

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Office of Admissions

Admissions Counselors
863.680.4131

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Dr. Tracey Tedder

Dean of Education
863.680.4172

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