Polk State’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Program is a 60-hour, state-approved teacher preparation program that builds on an Associate in Arts degree. Graduates of the program will be eligible for Florida Professional Teacher Certification in Elementary Education (kindergarten-sixth grade) with ESOL and Reading Endorsements.
Teacher candidates in the Elementary Education program will engage in rigorous courses that integrated strategies for teaching English language learners and infuse literacy instruction across content areas. In addition, candidates will develop deep knowledge of STEM content and the robust instructional skills they need to engage and excite young learners. To that end, one-quarter (15 credit hours) of the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Program is designed to build the requisite content knowledge related to Florida Standards in mathematics and science, as well as the skills necessary to creatively engage learners through integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in K-6 instructional settings.
The complete Degree Planner with a list of courses and the recommended program sequence can be downloaded here.
Polk State’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program integrates theory with teaching practice to produce teachers who will spark imaginations and ignite the future.