Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education is a state-approved teacher preparation program that meets the requirement for Florida certification in Elementary Education with endorsements in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Reading K-12. To meet the requirement for graduation, students must successfully complete all coursework and clinical/internships and have a passing score on the appropriate FTCE General Knowledge Test, the Subject Area Examination in Elementary Education K-6, and the Professional Education Test. Passing scores for the examinations must be on file in the registrar’s office in order to receive the transcript stamp for Florida Department of Education certification. In the lower division, courses stress basics of teaching, utilization of technology in the classroom, teaching in diverse classrooms, and an understanding of the many facets of multiculturalism. In the upper division, courses include creating curricula, educational assessment, classroom management, foundations of reading and literacy, ESOL methodology, and scientifically-based strategies for classrooms. The education courses are in alignment with Florida Department of Education’s requirements for an Elementary Education degree.
The education courses are in alignment with Florida Department of Education’s requirements for an Elementary Education degree.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, students must earn 123.0 semester credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Lower Division Elementary Education Major Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )|
|Introduction to Education||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Diverse Populations||3.0 credit hours|
|Technology in Education||3.0 credit hours|
Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken and The FTCE General Knowledge Test must be passed.
|Upper Division Education Foundation Courses ( 18.0 credit hours )|
|Classroom Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Student Development and Learning Principles||3.0 credit hours|
|Educational Assessment||3.0 credit hours|
|Social Foundations of Education||3.0 credit hours|
|Curriculum and Instruction||3.0 credit hours|
|Integrating Exceptional Students in a Regular Classroom||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Methods Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )|
|Literacy||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Language Arts||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Children’s Literature||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Mathematics||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Reading||3.0 credit hours|
|Reading Diagnosis||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Science||3.0 credit hours|
|Teaching Social Studies||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division English to Speakers of Other Languages Courses ( 6.0 credit hours )|
|Introduction to ESOL||3.0 credit hours|
|ESOL Capstone: Theory and Practice||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division Seminar and Clinical / Internship Courses ( 14.0 credit hours )|
|Student Teaching Clinical I||2.0 credit hours|
|Student Teaching Clinical II||2.0 credit hours|
|Student Teaching Internship I||3.0 credit hours|
|Student Teaching Internship II||3.0 credit hours|
|Student Teaching Internship III||3.0 credit hours|
|Senior Seminar for Elementary Education Majors||1.0 credit hour|
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