"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela

Is the Elementary Education Program Right for You?

Do you love collaborating with others? Are you inspired by working with children and are committed to their success? Do you feel passionate about guiding and mentoring young minds? If so, a career in Elementary Education may be the right career path for you!

With an Elementary Education degree from USF Sarasota-Manatee, undergraduate students are prepared to meet the needs of diverse student learners through arts integration instructional strategies and English as a Second Language (ESOL) Endorsement. The Elementary Education Program is a nationally and regionally-accredited program with a curriculum that is current, research-based, and follows national requirements, state standards and best practices.

USFSM's Center for Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT) is now the state’s official resource for arts-integrated instruction, a teaching method in which the arts are woven into academic lessons to help students understand and retain academic material.

Future Careers

Elementary school teachers are always in high demand for both public and private school districts. Upon graduation from this program, students are eligible for Florida’s Professional Teaching Certificate in K-6 Elementary Education Instruction and ESOL Endorsement.