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B.S. in Elementary Education
B.S. in Elementary Education

B.S. in Elementary Education

  • ID:UT10035
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated in English. (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the UT admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)

  • Essay written in English.

  • A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.

English Requirements

  • TOEFL: minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer based) or 79 (Internet based) exam.

  • IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.

  • DuoLingo: minimum acceptable score is 105. The Duolingo English test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken online via a computer with a webcam and microphone. The test includes a proficiency score, video interview and writing sample which are shared with The University of Tampa when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.

  • Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by ELS Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.

Other Requirements

The following documents should be submitted:

  • Completed application

  • Official high school or secondary school transcript or GED results (plus official transcripts from all university or dual enrollment courses completed, if applicable)

  • $40 nonrefundable application fee

  • SAT and/or ACT scores (Have questions about the new SAT? See SAT FAQ.)*

  • Guidance counselor or teacher recommendation (not required if you already graduated from high school and have completed some college credits)

  • Essay (not required if you have already graduated from high school and completed some college credits)

Course Information

The Bachelor of Science in elementary education program provides students with the academic knowledge, learning strategies and teaching approaches needed to be successful elementary school teachers. Elementary education candidates will gain certification to teach grades K-6 upon graduation. All students in the elementary education program will also be required to earn their ESOL endorsement. This endorsement is required by the State of Florida for all elementary teachers. Since the 2016-2017 academic year all students in the elementary education program are required to earn the Elementary Education/ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement.

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Elementary Education Major

Degree Requirements

Requirements for education majors in the baccalaureate program:

ESOL Foundations   

fulfills a Humanities requirement.

Requirements for elementary education:

  • Foundations of American Education

  • Human Development and Learning

  • Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

  • Pre-Education Practicum

  • Human Exceptionalities

  • Assessment and Continuous Improvement (ESOL-infused course)

  • Classroom Management and Critical Thinking (ESOL-infused course)

  • Practicum (with Seminar) I (ESOL-infused course)

  • Communication and ESOL Applications

  • Teaching Literature and Language Arts in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Teaching Reading in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

  • Teaching Reading Through Diagnostic Assessment and Instruction (ESOL-infused course)

  • ESOL Practicum (with Seminar) II

  • Teaching Social Studies in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Instructional Laboratory I

  • Teaching Art, Music and PE in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Technology in Education II (ESOL-infused course)

  • Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Practicum (with Seminar) III

  • Final Internship Seminar IV

  • Final Internship Practicum IV

  • Reading Practicum

  • Teaching Science in the Elementary School (ESOL-infused course)

  • Instructional Laboratory II

Total Credit Hours:, 81-83

Total Credit Hours: 85-87

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • teaching English

  • teaching math 

  • teaching science 

  • teaching social studies 

  • teaching art, music and physical education

  • creating instructional units

  • implementing technology in the classroom 

  • building classroom communities 

  • understanding classroom ethics and law

  • assisting learners with special needs 

  • creating assessments and evaluations

  • applying multicultural theory in the classroom

  • integrating curriculum 

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Student Health Fee: 450 $ per year

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