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Degree: Bachelor of Science
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The major in Elementary Education focuses on the theory and practice of learning and teaching at the elementary level and prepares individuals to teach in the elementary grades (K-6). The curriculum builds upon foundational courses in education and comprises a series of professional core and methods courses. Professional education requirements typically involve fieldwork at local public school sites and student teaching in the senior semester. This major also serves as an excellent foundation for students seeking to continue their professional development in education.
Students in the elementary education major are given the option to add a concentration in early childhood/primary education that satisfies the educational requirement for a Florida teaching certification endorsement in teaching pre-kindergarten/primary education. This would allow the student to seek employment working with children ages three to eight years old in a school or non-school setting.