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 clinical
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. Because
of our emphasis on practical field experiences, principals often
note how ready our students are for final internships.
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. In 2014 the American Association of Colleges of Teacher
Education recognized Saint Leo's Education Department for its
"Innovative use of technology". 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. Another reason to choose Saint
Leo- In the past 10 years more than 60 SLU graduates have become
"Teachers of the Year" in their local schools and districts!
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
Many Saint Leo graduates become leaders in their schools and
districts often going on to pursue masters degrees in Education
Leadership, Reading or Special Education.
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.
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.