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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Grades K–6)

As an elementary education major at Southeastern, you won’t have to wait until you graduate and land a job to understand what it takes to be a teacher. The Florida Association of Teacher Educators has selected an SEU senior for its top scholar-teacher award for the past 10 years.Teaching is a hands-on ministry, and Southeastern believes that allowing you to practice your craft in real classrooms through ongoing field studies and student teaching is the best way to prepare you to manage, teach and assess learners of different ages and learning styles. In addition to your real-life training, you will gain a strong foundation of historical perspectives, theory and teaching methods from professors with decades of experience in the classroom. Our faculty is committed not only to equipping you with best practices and the tricks of the teaching trade but also to helping you navigate today’s schools as a Christian professional.

Become state certified (transferable to all 50 states), as well as FLOCS- and ACSI-certified (national and international).

Course Details

78 hours of major core
52 hours of general education

Total credit hours — 130

Sample Core Courses

  • Introduction to Reading (EDUC 3413) — This course examines various approaches for pre-reading and reading instruction. The course focuses on reading as an interactive process of four cueing systems. Concepts for teaching reading across the curriculum are studied: philosophical strategies, reading skills, characteristics of good and poor readers, emergent literacy, basic diagnosis and assessment, phonics, writing/reading methods, whole language applications, literature approaches, basal reader programs, content reading, attitudes, and management.
  • Math and Science for Educators (EDUC 1023) — This course is a study of specific math and science content skills required for K-12 teachers by the FLDOE competencies and skills and national/state/district content standards.
  • Assessment of Learners (EDUC 3133) — This course focuses on the educational levels and needs of all students, including exceptional, culturally and/or linguistically diverse, and at-risk students. Standardized achievement tests, diagnostic/prescriptive tests and curriculum-based assessments are included. Use of test results in program planning is emphasized.
  • Empowering ESOL Teachers: Overview (EDUC3353) — This course is an overview of curriculum, instructional methods and materials, testing and evaluation, and cross-cultural communication processes and linguistic principles as related to instructing English Language Learners (ELLs) in the K-12 classroom.

Language Arts for Educators

Math and Science for Educators

Introduction to Education

Field Study I, II and III

Educational Psychology

Content and Instructional Design for Educators

Assessment of Learners

Empowering ESOL Teachers: Overview

Introduction to Reading

Diagnostic/Assessment/Evaluation of Reading

Instructional Technology

Applied Linguistics

Survey of the Exceptional Learner

Student Teaching

Elementary teacher

Elementary administrator

Curriculum coordinator