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B.S. Program

Bachelors of Science in Education results in certification in Elementary Education (K-6 ) and Exceptional Student Education (K-12) and endorsements in reading and English for speakers of other languages (ESOL).

This integrated program is based on the latest research in universal design for learning to prepare teachers to meet the needs of all learners.

Program courses contain the Florida Subject Matter Competencies for Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Reading; all within the required number of credits.

Admission Requirements

Students may apply for entrance into the undergraduate teacher education program offered by the College of Education (COE) after completing state mandated COE prerequisite courses and specific COE prerequisite requirements.  All students who plan to teach must apply for admission to a teacher education program through the Academic Advising Center or through the USFSP regional campus advisor.
Admission to the teacher education program is contingent upon meeting the following preliminary college requirements:

  • A lower-level overall grade point average of 2.5 or greater
  • Completion of a College of Education application form
  • Completion of the University’s General Education requirements (36 credit. hours)
  • Students should contact an academic advisor to ensure that they are enrolled in courses appropriate for their intended major
  • Successful completion of all portions of the FTCE General Knowledge Test. No exemptions or waivers accepted
  • Completion of State Mandated Common Prerequisites and General Education Requirements, and

The following prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of C- or above:

  • EDF 2005 Introduction to Education OR EDF 2005 – Introduction to the Teaching Profession 3 cr
  • EDF 2085 Teaching Diverse Populations OR EDF 2085 – Introduction to Diversity for Educators 3 cr
  • EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology OR EME 2040 – Introduction to Technology for Educators 3 cr
  • Completion of USFSP general education requirements or a Florida public university/community college AA degree is also required.

Note: General education courses with grades of D+ or below will need to be repeated for a grade of C- or above to fulfill state mandated prerequisites for the College of Education.

For a full list of required courses and program information, please visit the Undergraduate Catalog

For a full list of required courses and the recommended sequence to take these courses in please visit,  Recommended Four-Year Plan.

University of South Florida St Petersburg Campus

Advisor: Dr. Deanna Bullard

USFSP at Pasco Hernando State College

Advisor: Ms. Annella Foshee