Admission to the Rollins College Teacher Education Program (TEP) is contingent on the following:
Students may apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program as early as their freshman year, and are encouraged to apply no later than the fall semester of their sophomore year.
Forms are available online or in the education department office, as are registration materials for the FTCE and ETEP guidelines.
The Director of Teacher Education notifies applicants of acceptance or reason for denial. Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program before enrolling in courses limited to majors and certification students.
Rollins Department of Education is comprised of four (4) degree-seeking programs, three of which are Florida State Approved.
1. Undergraduate Program in Elementary Education (w/ ESOL endorsement).
2. Undergraduate Programs in Secondary Education (6- 12) (for those who want to be Middle or High School teachers).
- Modern Language (Spanish, French) (K-12)
- English (ESOL endorsement)
- Social Science
- Music (K-12)
3. Graduate Program in Elementary Education (w/ ESOL endorsement) which leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.).
4. Graduate Program in Elementary Education which leads to a Master of Education (M.Ed.).
**Program specified for elementary school teachers with professional certification only.**
1. Undergraduate Programs
To apply, call 407-646-2242 or download an application. Non-students should contact admissions at 407-646-2161.
NOTE: the Department of Education strongly encourages students to apply before the beginning of their sophomore year to insure on-time graduation.
2. Graduate Master's of Teaching (MAT) Program
To apply, contact Amber Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-646-1568 or follow the following steps:
A. Apply for admission to the Hamilton Holt Graduate Program
B. Complete 1-S form for application to Teacher Education
3. Graduate M.Ed. Program
To apply, contact Amber Taylor at email@example.com or 407-646-1568.
Fifteen (15) courses and a semester of supervised student teaching are required of the elementary education major.
(Required of ALL students, including those seeking secondary ed certification)
A. Sociological Foundations:
B. Psychological Foundations:
* These courses require co-registration
Students who intend to teach in middle or high schools are encouraged to contact Associate Professor Hewit at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-646- 2300 before their junior year to plan their program of study. Students must complete a major in one of the areas listed below in addition to the courses listed. The following majors are available for secondary certification:
With proper course selection, students majoring in any social or behavioral science may qualify for certification in social studies. Since certification in music and foreign languages covers grades K-12, all music majors must enroll in EED 317 Music for Elementary Schools, and all foreign language majors must enroll in EED 355 Teaching (Modern Language) in the Elementary School. In addition, secondary certification students must complete the following courses:
**NOTE: EDU 417 and EDU 417L require concurrent registration.
All elementary education majors and secondary education minors must complete a teaching internship in the area of certification. Graded on a credit/no credit basis, student teaching involves working full time for fifteen (15) weeks in an approved area school. Juniors and seniors may apply for student teaching after meeting the following requirements:
Undergraduates must submit applications for student teaching to the Director of Field Placements Margot Fadool by February 20 for fall placement or September 20 for spring placement. After approval for student teaching, seniors enroll in the following courses during fall or spring.
All elementary education majors and English teacher certification minors must successfully complete the coursework required for the Florida ESOL endorsement. Coursework for elementary education majors includes EDU 271, EDU 280, EDU 309, EDU 324, EDU 371, EDU 406, EDU 409, and EDU 490.
Coursework for English (6-12) minors includes EDU 271, EDU 280, EDU 324, EDU 335, EDU 407, and EDU 491. These courses are part of the already existing state-approved teacher certification programs in elementary education and English (6-12).