Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. The degree is designed to professionally prepare students for Florida teaching certification.

Elementary Education includes elementary school all the way through junior high, middle school and high school. Most children enroll in elementary school starting with kindergarten (usually five to six years old) and finish secondary education with 12th grade (usually 18 years old). Education in elementary settings can range from public schooling, private institutions or home schooling. Student teachers will be responsible for creating lesson plans, disciplinary actions, fostering creativity as well as exude proper ethics and professional behavior.

The curriculum focuses on training teacher candidates to enter the classroom, while emphasizing the teaching of students in grades K–6. An elementary education program offers student teachers the essential knowledge needed for classroom management, curriculum development, methods of teaching in addition to the skills needed for teaching elementary-level students. A specialized coursework ensures best practices in education and meets the state requirements for teaching English as a second language (ESOL) certification.

Graduates can use the advanced education to enter the teaching profession as an elementary education provider. Other professionals who wish to earn a valuable education in elementary education can use the degree in many other fields of work.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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