Education


Education alumnus, Shawn Daniels, shares his experience as a Flagler College – Tallahassee Education Alumni and as an elementary school teacher.

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.

Program Description

Elementary Education

The Flagler College Elementary Education program provides state-of-the-art curricula paired with innovative hands-on experiences and unprecedented opportunities to engage in real classrooms.

Flagler College Elementary Education students will emerge with eligibility to obtain a certification to teach grades K-6. They also obtain endorsements in ESOL & Reading.

Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education

This course of study results in eligibility to receive dual certification in the areas of elementary education (K-6) and exceptional student education for children in levels K-12. In addition to these dual certifications, students also receive endorsements in ESOL & Reading. The course of study in this department requires study in professional education courses, elementary content and methodology courses, and exceptional student education courses. ESE is not offered as a “stand-alone” curriculum. Students must pursue studies in the area in combination with elementary education.

Secondary Education (English)**

This program is designed for those students interested in teaching English at the secondary level (grades 6-12).

Students who complete their studies in Secondary Education/English are eligible to receive certification to teach the content area of English in middle and high schools. In addition, students obtain ESOL endorsement.

** This major will be offered starting Fall 2018 only if the minimum number of applicants are received.

Admission Requirements:

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, Education students must have completed the following coursework:

Elementary Education and Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education:

  • 6 hours of English to include English I and English II
  • 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 Child Psychology

Secondary Education (English)

  • 12 hours of English to include English I, English II, British Literature, and Major American Writers
  • 6 hours of Natural Science to include two courses from Life Science, Physical Science, or 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 a Foreign Language
  • 3 hours of Social Foundations of Education
  • 3 hours of Child Psychology

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 $3,300 per year and is subject to change.

Major Requirements:

Elementary Education – Day
Elementary Education – Evening
Elementary Education (ESE) – Day
Elementary Education (ESE) – Evening
Secondary Education (English) – Day Only