IS A DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY TEACHER EDUCATION RIGHT FOR YOU?
There are a lot of reasons to teach - social, philanthropic, economic, diplomatic - and each one is compelling. If you (or someone you care about) benefited from the instruction and care of an outstanding teacher, you understand the impact a great teacher can have on a student's life.
Teachers make a difference. To whom, how and where you make that difference is up to you.
Our Elementary Teacher Education - AA university transfer track is an excellent program for individuals interested in a teaching career in the lower grades. Elementary education teachers help students in elementary schools learn about a wide range of subjects, including mathematics, history, language arts, and science. Aspiring elementary education students must complete professional field-based programs, so they gain experience with designing curricula and teaching classes. The program is designed to transfer to a four-year institution, leading to Florida certification to teach kindergarten to sixth grade.
According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), the national median pay for teachers was $60,660.00 per year (Bachelor’s degree education level) in 2020. Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of projected increases in student enrollment. Employment may vary by region. Gulf Coast State College's Elementary Teacher - AA University Transfer Track is your first step toward a successful career in teaching!