ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Deerfield, IL | Miami, FL | North Lauderdale, FL


WHY STUDY ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AT TRINITY FLORIDA?

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 will prepare you to be a part of the development process, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective educator and leader in the classroom. Experienced professors introduce you to the expanding literature in the field of education. Course work provides needed credits to qualify for elementary certification from the State of Florida where numerous employment opportunities are available.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

In addition to the core required courses across all majors, Elementary Education majors complete 78 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.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

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 12 weeks in an elementary classroom.

You’ll also take interesting courses like:

  • ESOL Methods
  • Literacy Development and Assessment
  • Introduction to Special Education
  • Classroom Management

CAREER OUTCOMES:

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:

  • Teach in public, charter, Christian, or International schools
  • Become a knowledgeable and effective home-school teacher
  • Assist in curriculum development as a grade level chair
  • Tutor students
  • Work in group homes assisting students.
Elementary Education Core Courses
REQUIRED COURSES (78 credit hrs)
Course Title Credits
ED 234 Children’s Literature for Elementary Teachers 3 hrs
MA 117 Mathematics in a Modern World 3 hrs
ED 257 Technology for Elementary Teachers 3 hrs
ED 104 Introduction to Education 3 hrs
ED 260 Educational Psychology and Human Development 3 hrs
ED 339E Fundamentals of Elementary Education 3 hrs
ED 330E Introduction to Special Education 3 hrs
ED 431 Assessment of Learners 3 hrs
MA 204 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers 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 and Assessment 3 hrs
ED 481 Field Study #1 1 hrs
ED 351 Methods of Language Arts 3 hrs
ED 407 Science for Educators 3 hrs
ED 346 Elementary Science Methods 3 hrs
ED 408 Social Studies for Educators 3 hrs
ED 344 Social Studies Methods in the Elementary Classroom 3 hrs
ED 416 Reading in the Content Areas 3 hrs
ED 436 Applied Linguistics ESOL 3 hrs
ED 482 Field Study #2 1 hrs
ED 438 Cultural Dimensions in ESOL 3 hrs
ED 423 Classroom Management 3 hrs
ED 483 Student Teaching 10 hrs
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