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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Teacher Education, Schl of
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

Learn more about program tuition and fees.

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The Elementary Education Professional Studies track is a non-certification track that is appropriate for students who wish to work with students in a traditional K-6 classroom setting, but have not passed the required exams to be admitted to and graduate in the K-6 Certification track. Students graduating in the Professional Studies track are not eligible for teaching certification from the Florida Department of Education upon graduation and will not earn the ESOL or Reading endorsements.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e., an AA degree from an approved Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA.
  • Complete EDF 2005 Introduction to Teaching Profession course with a minimum letter grade of "C-" (1.75) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.
  • Meet the Foreign Language Admission Requirement.

Degree Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes.
  • The courses designated in 1 (UCF General Education Program) and 2 (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Career Opportunities

UCF prepares you for life beyond the classroom. Here, you’ll experience a wide range of opportunity, like learning diverse skills from world-renowned faculty to networking with top employers across Central Florida to gaining first-hand experience in internships nearby. Achieve your degree and more as a Knight.
  • 3rd Grade Reading Teacher
  • 4th Grade Math Teacher
  • Elementary School Band Director
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Grades 1 Thru 5 Teacher

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