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).
*Applications for the Minority Teacher Education Scholarship have opened for the Spring 2023 semester. FGC is proud to partner with MTES, and you can apply now by visiting www.ffmt.org. The priority deadline is December 2, 2022, and you will may be eligible for an annual scholarship of $4,000! Don’t hesitate to apply through their website and call us with any questions at 754-4266 about the scholarship, or 754-4282 for questions about Financial Aid.*
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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