Committed to providing students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for pursuing a professional career in Education.
The Education programs provide the foundation for instruction, classroom management, and organizational techniques that will prepare students for a rewarding career in teaching. Flagler’s hands-on approach starts with practicum placement in the schools where they can apply the concepts they have learned in the classroom. The coursework and training culminates with a full-time internship. The Flagler programs include a Reading and ESOL endorsement and graduates are eligible for certification in the state of Florida.
Flagler offers Elementary Education as well as a dual major in Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education.
- Elementary Education is designed to prepare students to teach in the elementary classroom, grades K-6.
- Elementary Education/Exceptional Student Education is designed to prepare students to teach in the elementary classroom, grades K-6 and/or the area of special education, grades K-12.
Admission to Flagler College-Tallahassee requires an Associate of Arts degree or completion of 60 transferable college credits. (Students without an AA degree must fulfill Flagler’s general education requirements.)
In order to best prepare for the rigors of the teaching profession and the state requirements for licensure, students must have completed the following coursework:
- 9 hours of Natural Science to include Life Science, Physical Science, and Earth Science
- 9 hours of Mathematics to include Math 1 for Liberal Arts AND two courses from Math 11 for Liberal Arts, College Algebra, Business Calculus, or Statistics
- 3 hours of American or US History
- 3 hours of Social Foundations of Education
- 3 hours of Human Growth and Development
Bridge to Teaching (BTT) is an affordable approach toward achieving a career in Education
For students entering as Freshman or without the AA Degree:
The BTT program offers a seamless transition for students through a unique partnership with Tallahassee Community College (TCC). Students will receive specialized advising from both TCC and Flagler advisors while completing the Associate of Arts Degree at TCC. During the first two years of study, students will have access to Flagler faculty and participate in Flagler activities, such as the Student Florida Education Association (SFEA). Following completion of the AA Degree from TCC, students will begin the junior year of study in the major at Flagler College-Tallahassee. Go to tcc.fl.edu to learn more about Tallahassee Community College.
For students continuing after their AA Degree or 60 transferable credits:
Numerous funding sources are available to assist Flagler students with their educational costs, such as The Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG). The FRAG is awarded to Florida residents who are enrolled full-time and are seeking their first bachelor’s degree. This grant currently awards $3000 per year and is subject to change.