Become an elementary school teacher

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

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

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Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

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A quality education degree

  • Our program meets all Florida Department of Education Certification requirements, including ESOL and Reading endorsements.
  • 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.
  • This is a research-infused program.

Features that fit you

  • Degrees are affordable with scholarship opportunities.
  • Choose from our traditional option where classes are offered face-to-face, online and blended; or choose our completely online option.
  • We offer full and part-time programs.

Elementary Education (K-6) with Infused ESOL & Reading Endorsements Bachelor of Science

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2022 (610)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2022 (610), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Summary

This program is offered as a Fully Online program. This teacher preparation program combines college coursework related to the elementary content, the pedagogy of teaching and practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach in an elementary classroom grade K-6. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) and will be endorsed in both Reading an ESOL. Courses with an * include school-based hours.

Graduation Requirements


CULTURAL DIVERSITY: (6 credits) Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE: If you have not completed two consecutive years of the same foreign language in high school or 8 credits in college, you will need to complete 8 credits of foreign language before completing the B.S. program.

CIVIC LITERACY: As per Florida Rule 6A-10.04213, baccalaureate degree students entering a Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS) institution in the 2021-2022 academic school year and thereafter must demonstrate competency through successful completion of a civic literacy course AND by achieving a passing score on the Florida Civic Literacy Examination (FCLE).

G.P.A.: For admission and graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation. Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

Academic Pathways

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
  • the recommended order in which to take the program courses
  • suggested course when more than one option exists
  • which semester each course is typically offered
  • if the course has a prerequisite
  • courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Program Leadership Information

Dr. Heather Duncan
Dean, College of Education

Florida CIP Code

1013120201 - Elementary Education (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1202 - Elementary Education and Teaching.

Earn your A.A. and bachelor's degrees at SPC

SPC's Education A.A. transfer plan transfers to our Elementary Education Bachelor of Science Degree.


After earning SPC's Elementary Education B.S. Degree, you can start the steps to apply for your Florida Professional Certificate.

Elementary Education B.S. Degree

Admission to the Elementary Education B.S. Degree

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