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Academic Program Guide

Elementary Education – Panama City Campus

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after) - Panama City, FL Campus

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is ONLY available at the Panama City, FL campus. 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 FSU PC Elementary Education bachelor’s program is designed to prepare students to teach at the elementary grade levels (K – 6). The program accepts both Fall and Spring applications (July 29 for Fall admission or November 29 for Spring admission) 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
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics 3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice 3
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 + matching Lab4
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
GE Ethics3
GE Elective3
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
EDF 2085 Introduction to Diversity for Teachers or Elective3
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or any other Digital Literacy course3
GE Elective3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete All General Education Requirements (
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Panama City: Apply to program by July 29 for Fall admission or by Nov. 29 for Spring admission ( admissions)
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
MAE 4326 How Children Learn Mathematics3
RED 4310 Foundations of Reading3
SCE 4891 Introduction to the Nature of Science and Scientific Inquiry for Elementary Teachers3
SSE 4113 Elementary School Social Studies3
TSL 4520 Second Language Acquisition and Cross-cultural Communication for Teachers 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C in each)
Civics Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
EEX 4486 Differentiated Instruction for Students with Exceptionalities3
LAE 4314 Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School3
MAE 4114 Learning Progressions in Elementary Mathematics3
RED 4510 Teaching Reading for Understanding3
TSL 4251 Methods in Teaching English Language Learners in PK-12 Classrooms 3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C in each)
Summer hrs
EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Legal Issues 3
EEX 4070 Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classrooms 3
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
RED 4241 Differentiating Reading Instruction3
RED 4941 Reading/ESOL Practicum 3
SCE 4892 Problem-Based Science Learning for Elementary Teachers3
TSL 4080 Applied ESOL Instruction in PK-12 Classrooms 3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete Term 7 courses ( ≥ C in each)
Complete graduation checks
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
EDE 4943 Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12
Required Milestones: Term 8
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship
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 – Panama City Campus Program Guide