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Academic Program Guide


Elementary Education – Panama City Campus


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2021 and after) - 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 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 1 for fall and November 1 for spring) 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 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
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 (≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test- prep)
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
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
2nd GE Natural Science + matching Lab4
Scholarship in Practice (SIP) Course3
SPC 1017 Fundamentals of Speech, SPC 2608 Public Speaking, COM 2080 Online Communication and Presence or other Oral Communication Competency Course3
GE Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete EDF1005 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Take and pass all four sections of the FTCE General Knowledge Exam (www.fl.nesinc.com)
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
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 Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete All General Education Requirements (liberalstudies.fsu.edu/curriculum.html)
Complete the following University-Wide Graduation Requirements: Natural Science Lab, Computer Competency, Diversity, Oral Communication Competency, State-Mandated Writing, and Scholarship-In-Practice
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
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 Teachers3
SSE 4113 Elementary School Social Studies3
MAE4326 How Children Learn Mathematics3
RED4310 Foundations of Reading3
TSL4520 Cross-cultural Communication for Foreign/Second Language Teachers3
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C)
Civics Literacy requirement
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Term 6 hrs
RED4510 Teaching Reading for Understanding3
LAE4314 Language Arts and Literature in the Elementary School3
TSL4251 Applied Linguistics for Second Language Learning3
MAE 4114 Learning Progressions in Elementary Mathematics3
RED 4541 Literacy Assessment3
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Visit College of Education test preparation site (education.fsu.edu/test- prep)
Summer hrs
EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Legal Issues 3
EEX 4070 Including Students with Disabilities in the General Education Classrooms 3
Term 7 hrs
RED 4241 Differentiating Reading Instruction3
SCE 4892 Problem-Based Science Learning for Elementary Teachers3
TSL 4080 Methodologies for Teaching PK-12 English Learners3
RED 4941 Reading/ESOL Practicum 3
Milestones 7
Complete Term 7 courses ( ≥ C)
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.50
Term 8 hrs
EDE 4943 Student Teaching in the Elementary School 12
Milestones 8
Earn Satisfactory grade in student teaching internship

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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