This program will provide a liberal arts core to help the student develop expertise in the basic areas of curriculum taught at the elementary school level; a specific professional body-including foundations; and an integration of theory and practice through multiple field experiences beginning at an early stage in each candidate's preparation program for effective faciliation of the learning process for all students in the elementary school.
Middle School Endorsements
All USF graduates in Elementary Education (K-8), Secondary Education (7-12), and K-12 Programs (Music and Art) have the components of a middle school endorsement integrated within the programs of study. It is recommended that a student desiring an endorsement in English/Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies takes the following coursework. A Praxis Exam for each middle school endorsement is required for certification.