General Studies in Education
This is a non-certification program. Only students who are Elementary Education majors are eligible for this degree. Students transferring to this major must apply for and receive the approval of the Undergraduate Council.
General Studies in Education is NOT a state approved program. Students who graduate with the General Studies in Education major, per the Florida Department of Education, must complete the following steps before obtaining the Florida Teaching Certificate (Subject to change based on Florida Department of Education requirements):
- Obtain employment in a Florida school
- Apply for a Temporary Teaching Certificate
- Demonstrate mastery of General Knowledge, Professional Education and Subject Area Knowledge through passage of all required FTCE tests within three years.
Graduating from a program that is not state approved may complicate the reciprocity process if a student chooses to pursue a teaching position outside of the state of Florida.
Many graduate programs in Education require a teaching certificate and obtaining the teaching certificate will require completion of the steps laid out above.
|General Education Requirements|
|The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College or Arts and Sciences.||9|
|EDUC 245H||Social Foundations of Education||1|
|EDUC 255S||Educational Psychology||1|
|EDUC 265||Principles and Methods of Instruction for Diverse Learners *||1|
|EDUC 275V||Human Exceptionalities||1|
|EDUC 300||ESOL Principles and Practices||1|
|EDUC 301||Reading in the Primary Grades||1|
|EDUC 313||Applied Linguistics for Teachers of English Learners||1|
|EDUC 314||Reading in the Intermediate Grades||1|
|EDUC 315||Language Arts and Literature for Children||1|
|EDUC 316||Assessment and Evaluation of Learning||1|
|EDUC 321||Mathematics in the Elementary School||1|
|EDUC 322||Natural and Social Sciences in the Elementary School||1|
|EDUC 393||Professional Educator I *||.5|
|EDUC 394||Professional Educator II *||.5|
|EDUC 424||Assessment and Differentiation of Reading Instruction||1|
|EDUC 499||Senior Project||1|
|Units outside the Department of Education as appropriate for the student’s planned program of study, to be chosen in consultation with an Education advisor.|
Lab fee required.
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 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.
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.
|FSEM 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)||1|
|Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World|
|Select five of the following: 2||5|
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 JSEM||1|
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.