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Elementary Education, B.S.

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Banner Code: BEE

Bachelor of Science

(120 credit hours)

The Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Program (BEE) is a state-approved educator preparation program that prepares graduates to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Students in the program will learn research based strategies for teaching elementary students and have many opportunities to apply their knowledge in a variety of educational settings through internships. The FGC Bachelor of Science Elementary Education graduate is eligible for Florida Elementary Teacher Certification (K-Grade 6), and endorsements in Reading (K-12) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL, K-12).

A graduate of this program can seek employment teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade in a Florida public school, charter school, or private school.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to apply concepts from human development, learning theories, and knowledge of the subject through the teaching process.
  2. Graduates will be able to maintain a student-centered learning environment.
  3. Graduates will be able to utilize assessments to guide teaching practice.
  4. Graduates will demonstrate professional responsibility and ethical conduct.

Admission Requirements for the BS Elementary Education Program

Minimum requirements for admission to the Florida Gateway College (FGC) Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BEE) program are:

  1. Acceptance to Florida Gateway College as a degree-seeking student with all required admissions documents received by Enrollment Services.
  2. Completion of an Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  3. A grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for postsecondary work.
  4. Completion of EDF 1005 - Introduction to the Teaching Profession  with a grade of C or better.
  5. A passing score on all sections of the General Knowledge (GK) Exam of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

Note: Fingerprinting and a Level-2 criminal background check are required before a student may enroll in Internship courses.

Graduation Requirements for the BS Elementary Education Program

  • Receive a passing score on all three components of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE): General Knowledge (GK), Professional Education (PEd), and the Elementary Education (K-6) Subject Area Examination (SAE).
  • Complete credits as outlined in the program of study, including professional portfolio demonstrating the program outcomes and the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.
  • Earn a C or higher in all upper-division coursework.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language.

Courses Required for the Program

  • 36 credit hours General Education Requirements
  • 3 credit hours EDF 1005  
  • 21 credit hours electives

Elementary Education, B.S. Total 120 Credit Hours

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