Become an elementary school teacher

As a certified elementary education teacher, you can make a powerful impact on young children. Our Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Degree prepares you to teach grades K-6 and gives you an endorsement in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Reading.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

71,940

2026

81,540

Percent Change

13

Projected Job Openings

6330

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

11,340

2026

12,880

Percent Change

14

Projected Job Openings

1320

A quality education degree

  • Our program meets all Florida Department of Education Certification requirements, including ESOL and Reading endorsements.
  • We give you extensive experience in public schools, including diverse placements in primary and intermediate grades.
  • You take practicums and and a final internship supervised by veteran educators.
  • We offer free extracurricular professional development experiences.
  • This is a research-infused program.

Features that fit you

  • Degrees are affordable with scholarship opportunities.
  • Choose from our traditional option where classes are offered face-to-face, online and blended; or choose our completely online option.
  • We offer full and part-time programs.

Elementary Education (K-6) with Infused ESOL & Reading Endorsements Bachelor of Science

ELEDR-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2018 (550)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2018 (550), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman
Dean
(727) 712-5890
hartman.kimberly@spcollege.edu


Program Summary

Program Summary
This teacher preparation program combines college coursework related to the elementary content, the pedagogy of teaching and practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach in an elementary classroom grade K-6. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) and will be endorsed in both Reading an ESOL. Courses with an * include school-based hours.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1101312021: ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1202: Elementary Education and Teaching.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Elementary Education Teacher in grades K-6

Admission Rules

- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school to include AA degree general education requirements)
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisite with a grade of C or higher:
EDF 1005 Introduction to Education
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes
- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test

For admission and graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.
Questions regarding admissions, please consult with the Dean of College of Education.
Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor. Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

GRADE OF "C" OR HIGHER REQUIRED FOR ALL COURSES

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: (6 credits)
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:
Two consecutive years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language.

G.P.A.:
For admission and graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
EDUCATION PREREQUISITES

* EDF 1005 Introduction to Education 3

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
AA Degree

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 23 credits)

* EDE 4940 Internship: Elementary Education 12
EDF 4430 Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12 3
** EDF 3150 Learning Theory and Student Development 1
EDG 3410 Classroom Management and Communication K-12 3
* EEX 3012 Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 3
* RED 4940 Final Reading Internship 1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 31 credits)

EDE 4226 Integrated English Language Arts, Social Studies and Creative Arts for the Elementary Classroom 4
EDE 4304 Integrated Mathematics and Science 4
* EDE 4942 Integrated English Language Arts, Social Studies and Creative Arts for the Elementary Classroom Practicum 1
* EDE 4943 Integrated Mathematics and Science Practicum 1
EDG 3620 Curriculum and Instruction 3
* RED 3309 Early and Emergent Literacy K-2 3
* RED 4511 Intermediate Literacy 3-6: Reading, Writing and Thinking 3
* RED 4519 Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading for Diverse Students K-12 3
* MAE 4114 Mathematics Content for the Elementary Grades 3
SCE 4113 Science Concepts in the Elementary Classroom 3
SSE 4112 Social Studies Content in the Elementary Classroom 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements ( Complete 6 Credits)

* TSL 3080 ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 3
* TSL 4081 ESOL Issues: Principles & Practices II P-12 3
TSL 4939 ESOL Capstone

* School-based hours in major total 220 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship in Elementary Education and Reading.
** Course under development, pending C&I approval

Total Credits 120

Earn your A.A. and bachelor's degrees at SPC

SPC's Education A.A. transfer plan transfers to our Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Degree.

Teacher CERTIFICATION

After earning SPC's Elementary Education B.S. Degree, you can start the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

Elementary Education B.S. Degree