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Elementary Education (K-6) Program

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:

  • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s). An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida's public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
  • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs.


  • 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.

Elementary Education: Elementary Education (K-6) (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for Elementary Education

Major: Elementary Education Concentration: Elementary Education (K-6) Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Prerequisites (3 credits)

Grade of "C" or higher required

EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)

  • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005

Core Requirements (18 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)

EDG3321 Elementary Field Experience I (3 Credits)

EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)

and Communication

EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)

and Behavior

EDG3322 Elementary Field Experience II (3 Credits)

EDG4442 Elem Fld Exp 3 (3 Credits)

Major Requirements (30 credits)

LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy (3 Credits)

LAE3211 Literacy Instruct and Assessmt (3 Credits)

and Assessment

LAE4312 Differentiating Instruct/Ltrcy (3 Credits)


MAE4013 Teach Math Elementary (3 Credits)

EEC4321 Teaching Math in EC (3 Credits)

SCE4310 Science Methods Elementary (3 Credits)

SSE3313 Social Study Methods:Elem Tchr (3 Credits)

Elementary Teachers

TSL3080 ESOL Foundations: Culture/Lang (3 Credits)

TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum (3 Credits)

SELECT One of the Following

  • EEX 3202 Psychology and Sociology of Learners with Exceptionalities
  • EDG 4340 Teaching all Learners in a Differentiated P-6 Classroom

Internships (12 credits)

All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily and a student must have attempted the FTCE Subject Area and Professional Education exams before enrolling in Internship. 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 (9 Credits)

EDE4936 Cpstn: Clsrm Inqry St Tchng (3 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