Elementary Education

Gain a foundation in K-6 Education

Union Institute & University’s Elementary Education major will nurture the skills to help children in grades K-6 learn to their fullest potential. With an excellent foundation for continue their professional development in education, we make earning your degree in education an attainable goal.
Union has tailored our Elementary Education program for individuals seeking to teach in the state of Florida. While students residing in other states may enroll, we cannot guarantee that the program will result in eligibility for teacher licensure in states other than Florida. Please contact our Admissions Team to find out if our program will meet your state’s regulations. While the program is not currently structured to grant certification, it provides a vibrant and thorough educational foundation for students who wish to apply for certification in their state.

Careers of our Elementary Education Graduates

Union’s Elementary Education graduates excel in a variety of education careers with the skills they learn at Union. With Union’s degree, you’ll be ready to address current and future challenges in teaching and leadership, and employers will be looking for people like you who understand the care and attention needed for education.

Kindergarten

teacher

Special Education

teacher

Elementary School

teacher

Paraprofessionals

in education

Skills & Benefits

applying your degree to your experience

Applied & Academic Skills
  • Identify relevant skills needed to help all children learn to their fullest potential.
  • Adapt teaching to a wide range of diverse students.
  • Create positive learning environments.
  • Graduates of this major will meet the general standards for teachers established by the State of Florida.

Elementary Education Structure & Courses

•  120 Credit Hours Program (minimum)
•  Full-time & part-time options
• Classes start every 8 weeks!
• Up to 90 semester hours in transfer credits
  • Independent Studies
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    EDU 100/200/200/400
  • Special Topics
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    EDU 190/290/390/490
  • Sequential Development Skills and Concepts of Reading
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    EDU 307
  • Recognition and Diagnosis of Reading Problems
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    EDU 308
  • Methods and Materials to Improve Reading Performance
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    EDU 309
  • Psychological and Sociological Foundations of Education
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    EDU 317
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Music in Elementary School
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    EDU 322
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Art in the Elementary...
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    EDU 323
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Health and Physical Education...
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    EDU 324
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary...
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    EDU 325
  • Methods of Teaching Math
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    EDU 325
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Elementary...
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    EDU 326
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Science in the Elementary...
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    EDU 327
  • Methods of Teaching Science
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    EDU 327
  • Content and Methods of Teaching Social Studies in the...
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    EDU 328
  • Methods of Teaching Social Science
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    EDU 328
  • Classroom Management
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    EDU 330
  • Foundations and Practices in Teaching Reading
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    EDU 331
  • Educational Assessment
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    EDU 334
  • Effective Instructional Practices
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    EDU 335
  • Practicum in Early Childhood Setting
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    EDU 450
  • Capstone Workshop: Student Teaching Seminar
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    EDU 496
  • Contemporary Perspectives on Classroom Organization
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    EDU 497
  • Historical, Philosophical & Contemporary Issues in Special Ed
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    EDU 498
  • Capstone Learning Experience: Student Teaching
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    EDU 499
  • Children’s Literature
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    ENG 335
  • Children’s Literature
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    ENG 335
  • Historical, Philosophical & Contemporary Issues in Spec Ed
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    ENG 498
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