As an elementary education teacher, you will have the potential to positively influence both children and their families, providing the foundation for children’s futures.
In our Elementary Education BS/MS program, we prepare you to teach children at the kindergarten through sixth grade levels in all content areas. Our program is unique in that we focus on STEM education, recognizing the importance of math and science taught in an integrated curriculum instead of in isolation.
Through extensive field experiences with students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds and grade levels, you will be prepared to work with culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse student populations. Our coursework is grounded in research-based “best practices” that prepare you to be a leader in your field and community.
Upon graduation, you will be eligible for a Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate covering Elementary Education (grades K-6), the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement, and the Reading endorsement.
For specific admission requirements, please see Teacher Education Undergraduate Admissions.
For specific degree requirements, please see the FSU Academic Guide.
Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth. Elementary school teachers make a difference in the lifelong learning experience of their students, as well as the quality and standards of the programs they teach.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for elementary school teachers is expected to grow by 6 percent through 2024. That translates to 87,800 new jobs. The median national annual salary for elementary school teachers is $54,550 per year.