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Academic Program Guide

Elementary Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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 pathway and is designed to prepare students to teach at the elementary grade levels (K – 6). The BS/MS pathway requires two years of upper-division undergraduate coursework plus one additional year of graduate coursework. All prospective students for Elementary Education must apply for formal admission to Educator Preparation through the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Fall applications must be submitted by June 1. Spring applications must be submitted by November 1. The Educator Preparation application and admission requirements are available online at

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
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 Science3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
EDF1005 Introduction to Education3
1st GE Natural Science3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
2nd GE Natural Science 3
Natural Science Lab 1
Scholarship in Practice3
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
EDF2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Digital Literacy course3
GE Elective3
Elective 3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete All General Education Requirements (
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by June 1 for Fall admission or by Nov. 1 for Spring admission (
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
EEX4070 Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Curriculum3
MAE4326 How Children Learn Mathematics3
RED4310 Foundations of Reading3
SCE4891 Introduction to the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Teachers3
TSL4520 Second Language Acquisition and Cross-cultural Communication for Teachers3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C in each)
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
EEX4486 Differentiated Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities3
MAE4114 Learning Progressions in Elementary Mathematics 3
RED4510 Teaching Reading in the Elementary School3
SCE4892 Problem-Based Science Learning for Elementary Teachers3
TSL4251 Methods in Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12 Classrooms3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C in each)
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
EDF4210 Educational Psychology: Developing Learners3
MAE4310 The Teaching of Elementary School Mathematics3
RED4241 Differentiating Reading Instruction3
SCE5215 Conceptual Learning in Elementary School Science 3
SSE5615 Problems in Teaching Elementary School Social Studies3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete EDF4210, MAE4310 and RED4241 ( ≥ C in each)
Complete SCE5215 and SSE5615 ( ≥ B in each)
Complete graduation checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
EDG4410 Classroom Management and Legal Issues3
LAE4314 Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School3
RED4941 Reading and ESOL Practicum 3
EDG5709 Culturally Responsive Teaching for Equitable Instruction3
TSL5005 Applied ESOL Instruction in Mainstream Classrooms 3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete EDG4410, LAE4314, and RED4941 ( ≥ C in each)
Complete EDG5709 and TSL5005 ( ≥ B in each)
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:

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.

View Elementary Education Program Guide