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Academic Program Guide

Elementary Education

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 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 curriculum is a combined bachelor’s/master’s program that leads to teacher certification in grades K-6 in the Florida public schools. Students who cannot be admitted to graduate standing will not be permitted to graduate with a degree in Elementary Education. The Elementary Education major is a limited-enrollment major that admits new Juniors in fall semesters only. A departmental application is required to be considered for admission. Eligibility is based on the requirements outlined on the college website:

Mapping Coordinator: Dawn Matthews

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics (MAC1105 strongly recommended)3
GE History (AMH2010 or AMH2020 strongly recommended)3
GE Core Social Science (ECO2013 or ECO2023 strongly recommended)3
GE Natural Science (BSC,CHM,PHY strongly recommended)3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit A.C.E for Strategies for Test Preparation workshop
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA1013 strongly recommended)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science (BSC1005 General Biology for Nonmajors or BSC2010 Biological Science I strongly recommended)3
EDF1005 Introduction to Education3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Strongly Recommended: Take and pass all sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Term 3 hrs
GE E-series3
GE Natural Science and Lab (AST1002 Planets, Stars, and Galaxies, CHM1045 General Chemistry I or ESC1000 Introductory Earth Science strongly recommended)4
Scholarship in Practice3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
GE Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Take and pass all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam - General Knowledge.
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Term 4 hrs
EDF2085 or Elective3
EME2040 or other Computer Literacy Course3
GE Elective (PHY1020 or CMH1020 strongly recommended)3
GE Elective3
Elective 3
Milestones 4
Complete All General Education Requirements
Complete Computer Literacy Requirement
Complete Multicultural/ Diversity Requirement
Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Apply to program by departmental deadline
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 FSU 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
EDE4302 Literacy Assessment and Instruction3
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
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
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 (Graduate Record Examination)
Term 8 hrs
TSL5005 Methodologies for Teaching Foreign and Second Languages3
RED4941 Elementary Education Reading Practicum3
EME5050 Teaching and Technology3
EDE5225 The Elementary School, K-63
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
Apply to FSU Graduate School by March 1st
Complete EME5050 and EDE5225
Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.00

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.

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