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  • Elementary Education

    Enjoy working with children? Love seeing the light bulb flash in their eyes in that magic moment when they “get it?”

    Join our community of passionate, dedicated, and supportive students and faculty in Florida State University’s Accelerated BS/MS program in Elementary Education. Together, you will:

    • Fast-track your career with maximum preparation in minimum time.
    • Inspire students today and transform tomorrow, making a real difference in real lives.
    • Enjoy small classes with collegial, committed, and collaborative peers.
    • Receive individual attention from faculty who want you to succeed.
    • Explore unique, STEM-focused curriculum.
    • Gain real-world classroom experience from the very start.
    • Learn from energetic, experienced mentors who will ensure that you have the training and tools necessary to support your students’ learning, inspiration, and creativity.
    • Engage in every aspect of elementary education with a diverse cohort of outstanding students.


    Experience counts

    From extensive field experiences to the latest instructional technology, our inventive approach will give you a leg up on the competition.

    As early as your first semester, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a teacher and apply cutting-edge research, training, and resources to:

    • Build lesson plans
    • Work with a diverse range of students from all backgrounds
    • Manage a classroom
    • Inspire students today to help strengthen their communities, tomorrow
    • Practice proven methods used by top teachers to create powerful learning opportunities

    Career ready and prepared to excel

    When you graduate from Florida State with an accelerated BS/MS, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running with eligibility for:

    • Master’s-level compensation
    • Florida Professional Educator’s Certificate in Elementary Education (grades K-6), the Reading endorsement, and the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement

    Teaching is one of the most rewarding careers, and a typical path usually offers ample opportunities for professional development and growth.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for elementary school teachers is expected to grow up to 6 percent through 2024. That translates into over 87,800 new jobs. The median national annual salary range for elementary school teachers is $55,490 per year.

    With a master’s degree, you’ll also have more job opportunities than you would with just a bachelor’s. You could pursue a career in a school district, state education agency, corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institution.

    Admissions Contact:

    Frank Amidon
    Mapping Coordinator
    OASIS- 2301 Stone Building
    (850) 644-3767

    Program Contact:

    Jeannie McDowell
    Academic Support Assistant
    G107 Stone Building
    (850) 645-8316 (phone)
    (850) 644-7736 (fax)

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