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Elementary Education (BS/MS)

FSU Panama City’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s elementary education program prepares future teachers for success in the classroom. Coursework is offered in small classes with individual attention from expert faculty, leading to a full-time internship that allows students to test-drive their future career.

From extensive field experiences to the latest instructional technology, our inventive approach will give you a leg up on the competition. As early as your first semester, you’ll experience what it’s like to be a teacher and apply cutting-edge research, training and resources to build lesson plans and manage a classroom of students with diverse backgrounds.

After graduation, you’ll be able to hit the ground running and inspire the next generation. With a master’s degree, you’ll reap the benefits of masters-level compensation in one of the most rewarding careers available.

Students applying to the elementary education program at FSU Panama City are only considered for fall admission. Students must submit a university application and a separate program application by June 1 to be considered.

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The combined bachelor’s/master’s program gives you more resources to have success in the classroom. The dual degree also allows you to fast-track your career with extra bargaining edge when applying for jobs and negotiating salaries. 

Added value

In addition to state teaching certifications, graduates will earn state endorsements in reading and teaching English speakers of other languages (ESOL).

Growing demand

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for elementary school teachers are expected to grow up to 6 percent through 2024, translating to over 87,800 new jobs. 

More opportunities

With a master’s degree, you could pursue a career in a school district, state education agency, corporate or non-profit organization, or higher education institution.

Tools for success

From student organizations to international programs, we know students benefit from experiences outside of the classroom. Scroll through the links to learn more.