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Teaching is a highly rewarding career that can make a profound impact. On any given day, you can serve as a scientist, poet, accountant, even a musician, presenting new possibilities to students that can spark dreams and transform lives. The role of a teacher extends well beyond creating lesson plans; it is a God-given calling that extends hope and encouragement through an excitement for learning. Earning your degree in elementary education through our state-approved program will prepare you to teach a wide range of subjects to children in kindergarten through sixth grade – and help you to discover and grow into your sacred calling as a teacher.
Trinity Florida is ready to help you achieve your dream of becoming an elementary teacher. Our program is geared to have you in your classroom the moment you graduate. Our goal is for you to become a compassionate teacher, meaning that you will learn to create a just and fair classroom environment, in which all students are accepted as the complex individuals they are and have a voice in their own educational journey. Our Elementary Education BA program is an inclusive program, in which you will be trained in all the content areas and be ready to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exams. You will learn classroom management, as well as ESOL. You will enjoy field experience, and when you graduate, you will receive a Bachelor in Elementary Education with Reading and ESOL Endorsements. You will be trained to work in both the public sector, as well as the Christian environment.
|REQUIRED COURSES (63 credit hrs)|
|ED 104||Introduction to Education||3 hrs|
|ED 234||Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers||3 hrs|
|ED 257||Technology for Elementary Teachers||3 hrs|
|ED 260||Educational Psychology and Human Development||3 hrs|
|ED 339||Fundamentals of Elementary Education||3 hrs|
|ED 330||Introduction to Special Education||3 hrs|
|ED 347||Elementary Math Methods||3 hrs|
|ED 305||Reading Fundamentals||3 hrs|
|ED 404||ESOL Methods||3 hrs|
|ED 332||Literacy Development & Assessment||3 hrs|
|ED 481||Field Study 1||1 hrs|
|ED 351||Language Arts Methods||3 hrs|
|ED 346||Elementary Science Methods||3 hrs|
|ED 344||Social Studies Methods in the Elementary Classroom||3 hrs|
|ED 416||Reading in the Content Areas||3 hrs|
|ED 482||Field Study 2||1 hrs|
|ED 436||Applied Linguistics ESOL||3 hrs|
|ED 423||Classroom Management||3 hrs|
|ED 483||Student Teaching||10 hrs|
|ED 431||Assessment of Learners||3 hrs|
In addition to the core required courses across all majors, Elementary Education majors complete 63 credit hours in their program. The Elementary Education major is part of Trinity Florida’s undergraduate program, which offers unique opportunities for learners to enhance their professional goals through accelerated education. Most Elementary Education majors who enroll without college credits complete their degree in four years, but you are free to go at your own pace.
Along with the core required courses across all majors, students pursuing an Elementary Education degree will complete the core educational courses. Additionally, this educational experience will include a final step toward developing competency as an educator in the ED483 Student Teaching course comprised of 10 weeks in an elementary classroom.
You’ll also take interesting courses like:
In addition to being well-prepared and certified, students who earn a BA in Elementary Education serve the Lord in many of the following ways:
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