• Elementary Education (K-6)

    The Elementary Education program prepares teachers who can respond creatively to the needs of students from diverse backgrounds in the process of promoting their learning. The goals of the program enable pre-service teachers to demonstrate research-based pedagogical approaches, to expand their content knowledge in order to help students meet the challenges of the 21st century, to use educational technologies thoughtfully, to value democratic public education, and to appreciate the key role of critical thinking in all aspects of schooling. Faculty view the professional work of program graduates as part of their efforts in supporting reform initiatives in local public schools.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria:

    • An AA degree from a Florida institution,
    • A GPA of 2.5 or higher,
    • Passing scores for all 4 parts of the General Knowledge exam, and
    • Completion of the COEHS 3 prerequisite courses with a "C" grade of higher.


    • Professional Ed and Subject Area exams passing scores are required prior to graduation. Passing ALL FTCE (General Knowledge, Professional Education, and Subject Area Exams) is required for graduation.
    • Some courses may be offered once a year, be sure to consult the course schedule each semester.
    • Know the prerequisites to courses on the degree audit.
    • A minimum of 48 hours at the 3000-4000 level must be satisfied to graduate.
    • Grade of C or better required for all courses on program of study.
    • 2.5 UNF GPA is required to be eligible for internship and graduation.
    • Background check and fingerprinting is required for all education majors.



  • Major: Elementary Education
    Concentration: Elementary Education (K-6)
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (9 credits)
    Grade of "C" or higher required
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX085
    EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EMEX040
    Additional Diversity (6 credits)
    Select six semesters hours with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may be satisified by the completion of the general education or free elective requirements during the first sixty semester hours. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement. See an academic advisor prior to enrolling in these courses.
    • CPO 3123 (FC) Pol/Soc of Britain & Ireland
    • CPO 4034 Third World Politics
    • ECO 3703 International Trade
    • ECO 4504 Public Finance
    • ECO 4723 International Monetary System
    • FIN 4604 International Finance
    • GEO 2420 CD-Cultural Geography
    • HSC 4141 Etiology: Addiction
    • HSC 4160 Human Dev Health Beh Adc
    • HSC 4563 Dimens: Hlth Older Adu
    • MAR 4156 International Marketing
    • MUH 2018 Evolution of Jazz
    • MUH 3055 (FC) Afr Am Mus Heritage
    • PET 4640 Adapted Phys Educ
    • PHH 3100 Ancient Philosophy
    • PHH 3120 (FC) Greek Experience
    • PHH 3400 Modern Philosophy
    • PHH 3500 19th Century Philosophy
    • PHH 3811 Philosophy/Zen Buddhism
    • PHH 4601 20th Century Cont Philosophy
    • PHH 3860 (FC) Japanese Mind
    • REL 2300 CD-Comparative Religion
    • REL 3145 Woman Relg Wst Exper
    • REL 3213 Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
    • REL 3310 Asian Religions
    • REL 3330 Religions of India
    • REL 3443 Liberation Theology
    • SOP 3742 CD-Pysch of Women
    • SYD 3700 CD-Race/Cult Minority
    • or
    Core Requirements (13 credits)
    Applications for fall internships are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Applications for spring internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (41 credits)
    EDG3324 Methods of Conceptual Teaching (3 Credits)
    EDG4373 Visual Art/Music Meth Ele Tch (3 Credits)
    EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional (3 Credits)
    HSC3301 Health/Movmt Edu in Elem Sch (3 Credits)
    LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 Credits)
    LAE3211 Literacy Instruct and Assessmt (6 Credits)
    LAE4312 Differentiating Instruct/Ltrcy (3 Credits)
    MAE3312 Math Methods for Elem Teachers (4 Credits)
    SCE3310 Science Methods: Elem Teachers (3 Credits)
    SSE3313 Social Study Methods:Elem Tchr (4 Credits)
    TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL (3 Credits)
    TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into Intership. Applications for fall internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Applications for spring internship are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    EDE4943 Practicum II: Student Intern (12 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours