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Academic Program Guide


Elementary Education


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after) - for both Main Campus and Panama City, FL Campus

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Elementary Education program is a combined BS/MS degree program and is designed to prepare students to teach at the elementary grade levels (K – 6). The BS/MS program requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. Students must complete the Master's portion of the combined-degree program to receive the Bachelor's degree. All prospective students for Elementary Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education by April 1. The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at http://education.fsu.edu/teacher-ed-admissions.

Elementary Education is a limited access/enrollment program. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to the program.

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon
Email: famidon@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics (MAC 1105 College Algebra strongly recommended)3
GE History (AMH 2010 A History of the United States to 1877 or AMH 2020 A History of the United States Since 1877 strongly recommended)3
GE Core Social Science (ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics strongly recommended)3
GE Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit A.C.E. for free Strategies for Test Preparation workshop (ace.fsu.edu/workshops)
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA 1013 Statistics Through Example strongly recommended)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
EDF1005 Introduction to Education3
1st GE Natural Science (AST 1002 Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, BSC 1005 General Biology, CHM 1020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies or ESC 1000 Introductory Earth Science or PHY 1020 Fundamentals of Physics strongly recommended)3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommend: Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 3 hrs
GE E-series3
2nd GE Natural Science (AST 1002 Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, BSC 1005 General Biology, CHM 1020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies or ESC 1000 Introductory Earth Science or PHY 1020 Fundamentals of Physics strongly recommended)3
Natural Science Lab (AST, BSC, CHM, ESC, PHY strongly recommended)1
Scholarship in Practice3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Term 4 hrs
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Computer Competency course3
GE Elective in Natural Science (AST, BSC, CHM, ESC or PHY recommended)3
Elective3
Elective 3
Milestones 4
Complete All General Education Requirements
Complete the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements: Natural Science Lab, Computer Competency, Diversity, Oral Communication Competency, State-Mandated Writing, and 1st Scholarship-In-Practice
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Main Campus: Apply to program by April 1, Panama City: Apply to program by June 1 (education.fsu.edu/admissions/undergraduate-admissions)
Term 5 hrs
SCE4891 Introduction to the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Teachers 3
EEX4070 Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Curriculum3
MAE4326 How Children Learn Mathematics3
RED4310 Early Literacy Learning3
TSL4520 Cross-cultural Communication for Foreign/Second Language Teachers3
EDE4907 Directed Field Experiences1
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to Graduate School
Term 6 hrs
RED4510 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
LAE4314 Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School3
TSL4251 Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning 3
MAE 4XXX Learning Trajectories in Elementary Mathematics3
EDE4302 Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
EDE 4907 Directed Field Experiences1
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Visit A.C.E. for free Getting Ready for the GRE test preparation workshop (ace.fsu.edu/workshops)
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test-prep)
Term 7 hrs
EDE4316 Differentiating Reading and Content Area Literacy Instruction3
MAE4310 The Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics3
SSE5615 Problems in Teaching Elementary School Social Studies3
EDF4210 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners3
EDE5511 Organization for Classroom Instruction in the Elementary School3
EDE 4907 Directed Field Experiences1
Milestones 7
Complete EDE4316, MAE4310 and EDF4210 ( ≥ C)
Complete SSE5615 and EDE5511( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.0 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Take the GRE (http://www.ets.org/gre)
Term 8 hrs
RED 4941 Elementary Education Reading Practicum3
SCE 4XXX Problem-Based Science Learning for Elementary Teachers3
TSL 5005 Methodologies for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages 3
EDG 5XXX Practitioner Research3
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SUMMER TERM
EME5050 Teaching and Technology.
EDE5225 The Elementary School, K-6
Milestones 8
Complete RED4941 and SCE4xxx ( ≥ C)
Complete TSL5005 and EDG5xxx ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Upper division GPA must be ≥ 3.00 in order to be admitted to FSU Graduate School
Pass FTCE Subject Area Exam and Professional Knowledge Exam
Apply to Graduate School by March 1 (admissions.fsu.edu/graduate)
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SUMMER TERM
Complete EME5050 and EDE5225 ( ≥ B)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00
Term 9 hrs
EDG 5709 Culturally Responsive Teaching for Equitable Instruction3
SCE 5215 Conceptual Learning in Elementary School Science3
EDE 5XXX Elementary Teaching Field Practicum3
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Term 10
EDE 5941 Internship in Elementary Teaching9
EDE 8966 Master’s Comprehensive Exam0
Milestones 9
Complete Term 9 courses
Pass FTCE Professional Knowledge Exam and Subject Area Exam
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
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Milestones 10
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
Earn satisfactory grade in EDE 8966 Master’s Comprehensive Exam
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.0
Apply for graduation within first 2 weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Teacher of Elementary School and Early Middle School, Guidance Counselor (with graduate school), Recreation Supervisor, Youth Organization Worker, Sales Representative, School Equipment & Supplies, Curriculum Leader of schools and districts, Reading/Literacy Coach in schools and districts.

Representative Employers: Schools- Public, Private Boards of Education; Correctional Institutions; Adoption & Child Care Agencies; Community Organizations; YMCA & YWCA’s; Government Agencies; Manufacturers of Childcare Products, Private Businesses.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.


This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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