“Each school year Florida school districts face the challenge of filling
more than 16,000 teacher positions.
Even though Florida continues
to experience a critical need
for additional teachers, the number of graduates in teacher education is
lower than it was five years ago.” * (Florida State Board of Education) The curricula are infused with psychological theories and principles,
to help future teachers understand the diverse needs of students in today's
The Bachelor of
Arts in Elementary Education prepares students to teach
in grades 1 through 6. The program is designed as a major in Elementary
School Education that leads to meet the requirements for
certification in the
State of Florida and consists of 124 credits of coursework. CAU’s
Elementary Education Program is a National Pilot Program
for the U.S. Department of Education, focusing on early detection
and remediation of conditions that may impact academic achievement.
The Master of Science in Exceptional
Student Education with a concentration in Varying Exceptionalities
is designed for students who wish to obtain a teaching certification
within the State
of Florida in the
area of Varying Exceptionalities. The purpose of the program is
to prepare culturally sensitive educators to respond to the special
and unique needs of children with exceptionalities in grades K-12.
The Master of Science in Teaching
English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) with a concentration
in Exceptional Student Education is designed for students who wish
to obtain a State of Florida teaching certification in the area
of English to Speakers of
(ESOL). The purpose of the program is to prepare culturally sensitive
educators to respond to the unique language needs of children with
limited English proficiency in grades K – 12.