As a teacher, you play a significant role in a child’s life.
Earn your bachelor degree in Elementary Education, and become the
next person to inspire and shape future generations.
Through a series of supervised internships, B.A. Elementary
Education students accumulate more than 800 hours of field
experience by the end of their senior year—almost double the hours
recommended by the American Association of Colleges of Teacher
Education. By the time you graduate, you’ll be well equipped to
command a classroom of your own as a certified K-6 teacher.
Saint Leo’s Education department has received national
recognition for its comprehensive curriculum, extensive field
experiences and values-based instruction. In 2011, the department
was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in
Teacher Education Award, presented by the Association of Teacher
Educators. And, according to a recent survey, between 92-98% of
school principals who've had a Saint Leo grad and first-year
teacher at their school report that they'd provide a positive
recommendation for hiring.
All students who receive Saint Leo’s bachelor degree in
Elementary Education are certified to teach K-6 grades and also
earn their ESOL and Reading Endorsements. Possible job routes
Our students find success as certified teachers in school
districts around Florida and outside of the state, thanks to
interstate agreements between the Florida Department of Education
and many states.
Saint Leo graduates often assume leadership positions in their
schools—as team leaders and department chairs—within three to four
years of employment. Many Saint Leo graduates have been recognized
as Teachers of the Year for their schools and even their entire
View current Education student resources,
including information on internships, lesson plans and more.
Start your career. Apply now.
You may declare the Elementary Education major when you begin
coursework at Saint Leo University. However, to be formally
admitted to the program, you must complete a degree application
once you fulfill general education requirements.