Elementary Education, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
The Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Program (BEE) is a state-approved educator preparation program that prepares graduates to teach children in kindergarten through sixth grade. Students in the program will learn research-based strategies for teaching elementary students and have many opportunities to apply their knowledge in a variety of educational settings through internships. The FGC Bachelor of Science Elementary Education graduate is eligible for Florida Elementary Teacher Certification (K-Grade 6), and endorsements in Reading (K-12) and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL, K-12).
Review the guided degree pathway where you will find a detailed plan for your courses and other requirements each semester that prepare you for graduation and your transfer goals.
Florida Gateway College
Full-time students attend two days a week from 10:00 am -6:45 pm. Part-time students attend one afternoon a week from 2:30 pm – 6:45 pm and one afternoon a week from 4:00 pm- 6:45 pm.
*Field Experience is required for this program. Field experience hours will be completed outside of the course times.
The total cost of tuition for the 4 years is $13,419.00
Starting salaries vary from $30,000 to $36,000 per year.
A graduate of this program can seek employment teaching students in kindergarten through sixth grade in a Florida public school, charter school, or private school in the State of Florida.
Minimum requirements for admission to the Florida Gateway College (FGC) Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (BEE) program are:
Note: Fingerprinting and a Level-2 criminal background check are required before a student may enroll in Internship courses.
Graduation Requirements for the BS Elementary Education Program:
Students will obtain licensure for:
Associate of Arts Degree: 60 credit hours
Upper Division Courses: 60 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 120
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