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Elementary Education (K-6) B.S. Degree

  • BS iconBecome an elementary school teacher

    As an elementary education certified teacher, you can make a powerful impact on young children. Our Elementary Education bachelor's degree prepares you to teach grades K-6 and gives you an endorsement in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Reading.

    A quality education degree

    • Our program meets all Florida Department of Education Certification requirements including endorsements in reading and English for speakers of other languages
    • We give you extensive experience in public schools including diverse placements in primary and intermediate grades
    • You take practicums and and a final internship supervised by veteran educators
    • We offer free extracurricular professional development experiences
    • Research infused program

    Features that fit you

    • Degrees are affordable with scholarship opportunities
    • Classes are offered face-to-face, online and blended
    • We offer full and part-time programs
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    Admission requirements

    To be admitted to this 60-credit program, you need:

    • An A.A. degree from a regionally accredited school that meets SPC's general education requirements 
    • To have completed these state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher:
      EDF 1005 - Introduction to Education
    • A cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.00 scale in all college classes
    • Passing scores from all sections of Florida’s General Knowledge test  

    Degree Path from AA to BS to Industry Certification 


    After completing the coursework for this degree including the school-based hours and internship, students will be guided through the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

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  • Careers

    Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 12 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of both declines in student–teacher ratios and increases in enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

    In May 2012, the median annual wage of kindergarten teachers was $50,120 and elementary school teachers was $53,400.

    Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

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  • NameTitleLocationEmailPhone
    Penny BarnaAdjunct Faculty, BachTSBarna.Penny@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3067
    Marie BiggsFaculty,12 MonthCLBiggs.Marie@spcollege.edu(727) 341-4710
    Bruce BrodneyFaculty,12 MonthSPBrodney.Bruce@spcollege.edu(727) 341-7986
    Cynthia FreedAdjunct Faculty, BachCLFreed.Cynthia@spcollege.edu(727) 341-3360
    Jeani FullardFaculty,12 MonthTSFullard.Jeani@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5419
    Cher GauweilerFaculty,12 MonthTSGauweiler.Cher@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5420
    Gay HazlewoodAdjunct Faculty, BachTSHazlewood.Gay@spcollege.edu(727)712-5424
    Robert RazeFaculty,12 MonthTSRaze.Robert@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5882
    Becky SanknerAdjunct Faculty, BachSPSankner.Becky@spcollege.edu(727) 712-5239
    Nancy WatkinsFaculty,12 MonthSPWatkins.Nancy@spcollege.edu(727) 341-4719
    Jane WilsonAdjunct Faculty, BachSPWilson.Jane@spcollege.edu727-398-8224