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College: Education and Human Services
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
Major: Elementary Education
Concentration: Elementary Education (K-6)
Effective Term: Fall 2018
The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term. The "Mile Marker" courses in the right-hand column are those courses that should be completed before or by the end of that term. Following the sample schedule, and completing the mile marker courses at the appropriate point of your undergraduate career, will facilitate graduation in four years. The term-by-term model assumes full-time enrollment. For students enrolled part-time, the sample schedule and mile markers should be followed based on the number of credits completed. The Osprey Map should be used in consultation with an academic advisor.

The BAE in Elementary Education (K-6) prepares future educators by providing a broad foundation of observable and measurable competencies that contribute to their personal and professional growth. These competencies should enable the educators to assist learners to realize their full potential in ways which are meaningful and satisfying to the learners and which lead them to effective participation as members of society.

Career Planning
Engaging in career planning activities is significant to student success. UNF offers customized career centers to deliver targeted programs, events, services and resources. First-Year and Exploratory students should visit the Career Services webpage and Sophomore or higher level students with a declared COEHS major should visit the Office of Academic Support and Information Services (OASIS).

Students should refer to their personalized Degree Evaluation provided by an academic advisor and to other university resources for additional university and college-specific policies. Visit the undergraduate university catalog for more information.

Summer terms may be utilized to facilitate graduation in four years.

  • Visit the university catalog for a list of General Education requirements. An Associate in Arts (AA) degree from a Florida public university, state college or community college satisfies UNF general education and Gordon Rule requirements. Math selection for First Time in College (FTIC) students is contingent upon Math Placement exam results, the student’s major and credit received through accelerated mechanisms (Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Dual Enrollment, etc). Elementary Education majors are encouraged to take MGF 1113 Math for Teachers I. General Education course work must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Visit the Elementary Education (K-6) webpage for a complete list of Elementary Education prerequisites. Students are encouraged to speak with College of Education faculty directly regarding questions about the teaching profession.

  • Admission into the College of Education and Human Services requires a minimum of 60 semester hours or a state of Florida AA degree with a grade point average of 2.50 or better and passing scores on all four parts of the General Knowledge (GK) test by Term 5. Program admission requires a decision by a college administrator or faculty. Students are not guaranteed admission into this program, and can not continue taking courses in Term 5 (61-75 hours) until admitted into this program. Find specific admission criteria for this program on your Degree Evaluation, college website, university catalog or consult your academic advisor. For more information visit the College of Education and Human Services Advising Office webpage.

  • A minimum grade of "C" is required in all course work.

  • When selecting Free Electives and General Education, highly recommended courses to prepare for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) include: American History (AMH2020), American Federal Government (POS2041) and World History I and II (WOH1012 and WOH1022). When selecting General Education science courses, faculty highly recommend: BSC1005C Principles of Biology, CHM1025/1025L Introduction to Chemistry and ESC2000/2000L Earth Science. Students should consult an advisor for any additional course recommendations.

  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of a 2.50 or better for each semester they are enrolled in a teacher education program.

  • A level 2 background check (including fingerprints) done and verified by the school district in which the field/clinical experiences will be completed is required prior to the assignment of any student to a field/clinical experience. Students not cleared by the school district will not be permitted access to schools.

  • All course work including successful completion of Field Labs I and II are prerequisites for Student Internship (Term 8). Courses with field lab requirements must be completed during fall and spring terms.

  • Passing the Professional Education and Subject Area exams of the Florida Teachers Certification Exam (FTCE) is required for completion of internship and graduation.

  • Civic Literacy Requirement: Prior to graduation from a Florida state university, students must demonstrate competency in civic literacy through successful completion of a civic literacy course (AMH 2020 or POS 2041) or by achieving a passing score on an assessment. Consult an academic advisor, the university catalog and visit the Civic Literacy webpage for additional information.

  • A minimum of 120 hours (48 hours at the upper 3000/4000 level) is required for the bachelor's degree.The Elementary Education major is 126 total credit hours.
 
Term 1: Attempted Hours 0-15
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3  
   
EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (Program Prerequisite) 3  
   
Select a Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or Elementary Statistics)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
NOTE: When selecting courses in General Education  
and Free Electives, faculty recommend: AMH2020,  
WOH1012, WOH1022, POS2041, BSC1005C,  
CHM1025/1025L and ESC2000/2000L to best prepare  
for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 2: Attempted Hours 16-30
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
ENC1101 (GW) Rhetoric and Writing OR ENC1143 (GW) Rhetoric and Narrative 3   EDF1005 Intro to the Teaching Profession Minimum Grade C
(Select the English course not taken in Term 1)  
   
EDF2085 Intro to Diversity Educators (Recommended Course) 3  
   
Select a Math Course (Recommend Math for 3  
Teachers I or Elementary Statistics)  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 1
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Take General Knowledge (GK) Test. Submit test score  
results to COEHS Advising Office.  
   
 
Term 3: Attempted Hours 31-45
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a third Gen Ed Written Communication Course (See 3   FTCE General Knowledge Exam
Degree Evaluation)  
   
EME2040 Intro to Tech for Educators (Recommended Course) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
NOTE: When selecting courses in General Education  
and Free Electives, faculty recommend: AMH2020,  
WOH1012, WOH1022, POS2041, BSC1005C,  
CHM1025/1025L and ESC2000/2000L to best prepare  
for the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE)  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 4: Attempted Hours 46-60
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3   General Education Requirements
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a General Education Course (See Degree Evaluation) 3  
   
Select a Free Elective Course 3  
   
EDF3151 Educational Psychology (Transfer Juniors take EDF3151 in Term 5) 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Summer 2
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
 
Term 5: Attempted Hours 61-75
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDG3324 Methods of Conceptual Teaching 3   EDF3151 Educational Psychology Minimum Grade C
    EDG3324 Methods of Conceptual Teaching Minimum Grade C
TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL 3   LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy Minimum Grade C
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I Minimum Grade C
LAE3210 Foundations of Literacy 3  
   
EDF3945 Field Laboratory I 2  
   
Select a Free Elective Course, if needed 3  
   
NOTE: Transfer Juniors take EDF3151 Educational  
Psychology in Term 5  
   
Total Hours: 14
 
Term 6: Attempted Hours 76-90
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior 3   Civic Literacy Requirement
   
TSL4340 TESOL Methods and Curriculum 3  
   
LAE3211 Literacy Instruct and Assessmt 6  
   
MAE3312 Math Methods for Elem Teachers 4  
   
Total Hours: 16
 
Summer 3
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
HSC3301 Health/Movmt Edu in Elem Sch 3   MAE3312 Math Methods for Elem Teachers Minimum Grade C
    LAE3211 Literacy Instruct and Assessmt Minimum Grade C
EEX3202 Psych/Soc Learners Exceptional 3   TSL3080 Principles and Issues in TESOL Minimum Grade C
   
EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun 3  
   
Total Hours: 9
 
Term 7: Attempted Hours 91-105
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
LAE4312 Differentiating Instruct/Ltrcy 3   EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun Minimum Grade C
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II Minimum Grade C
EDF3946 Field Laboratory II 2   2.5 GPA required prior to Student Internship (EDE 4943)
    Professional Education Certification Exam
EDG4373 Visual Art/Music Meth Ele Tch 3   SAE Elementary Ed. K-6 Certification Exam
   
SSE3313 Social Study Methods:Elem Tchr 4  
   
SCE3310 Science Methods: Elem Teachers 3  
   
Total Hours: 15
 
Term 8: Attempted Hours 106-120
Schedule Credit Hours   Mile Markers
EDE4943 Practicum II: Student Intern 12  
   
Total Hours: 12
Total Program Hours: 126
The Osprey Map is not a contract between the University of North Florida and the student. It should be used as a general guide for the purpose of meeting requirements and constructing course schedules. The Map may be altered periodically to meet the objectives of the academic program or the university.

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