General Studies in Education

This is a non-certification program. Only students who have already been admitted to the Elementary Education program are eligible for this degree. Students transferring to this major must have the approval of the Undergraduate Council.

General Education Requirements
The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College or Arts and Sciences.9
Major Requirements
EDUC 245HSocial Foundations of Education1
EDUC 255SEducational Psychology1
EDUC 265Principles and Methods of Instruction for Diverse Learners1
EDUC 275VHuman Exceptionalities1
EDUC 300ESOL Principles and Practices1
EDUC 301Reading in the Primary Grades1
EDUC 313Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English Learners1
EDUC 314Reading in the Intermediate Grades1
EDUC 315Language Arts and Literature for Children1
EDUC 316Assessment and Evaluation of Learning1
EDUC 321Mathematics in the Elementary School1
EDUC 322Natural and Social Sciences in the Elementary School1
EDUC 393Professional Educator I.5
EDUC 394Professional Educator II.5
EDUC 499Senior Project1
Collateral Requirements for the Major
Courses outside the Department of Education as appropriate for the student’s planned program of study, to be chosen in consultation with an Education advisor.
Total Units32

All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.

Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100ENGL 100 may be used to count toward the Writing requirement.

A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.

For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”

A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.

Foundations 1
Writing Requirement
FSEM 100First Year Seminar1
Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)1
Junior Seminar1
Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World5
Select five of the following: 2
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
Personal and Social Responsibility
Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM1
Total Units9

 Cultural Events/Campus Engagement

In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson.  These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.


Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.


1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.


Course(s) must equal 1 unit.