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Education

At Rollins, future educators find a pathway to a purposeful career. Whether you focus on elementary or secondary education, you’ll learn research-proven strategies to engage your students and hone those new skills through immersive fieldwork in local classrooms. Along the way, you’ll be supported by seasoned educators and faculty—mentors who prioritize your professional growth and model the skills you’ll need to make an impact.

With an array of research and study-abroad opportunities, you’ll gain meaningful experience, and Rollins’ long-standing relationships with local school districts will give you a head-start on your career. When you complete Rollins’ state-approved program, you’ll be eligible for Professional Teacher Certification in Florida, giving you the ability to jump right into your career or pursue an advanced degree.

Why Study Education at Rollins

Accessible Faculty

At Rollins, you’ll learn from professors who are personally invested in your progress. In fact, you’ll meet with them regularly on-site at the local schools where you conduct fieldwork.

Career Connections

Rollins’ connections with local schools offer a direct path to employment. In recent years, 100 percent of education grads who have chosen to teach have secured jobs in the field.

Global Context

With study-abroad programs spanning four continents, you’ll gain new perspectives on education and build your ability to instruct and innovate within diverse classrooms.

Sade Sims
“The experience I had at Rollins, and specifically the education department, was invaluable. From my first class in the program, I knew I had found my family. I now have a solid support system of colleagues and mentors. Having this support has made the transition to teaching so much easier.”

Sade Sims ’16

Third-Grade Teacher, John Young Elementary School

Rollins Education Careers

Rollins education grads are inspiring tomorrow’s brightest minds at schools in our backyard and around the country.

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Christina Manahan ’17

Mathematics Teacher, Milwee Middle School

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Caroline S. Teague ’15MAT

Second-Grade Teacher, Dommerich Elementary School

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Brie Penaherrera ’16

Third-Grade Teacher, Independence Elementary School

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Megan Matthews ’15

Kindergarten Teacher, Lakeville Elementary

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Mike Reese ’03 ’10MAT

Instructional Coach, Baldwin Park Elementary

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Mark Shanoff ’98

Principal, Edgewater High School

Real World Experience

Rollins’ deep connections to local schools allow education majors to hone their skills through hands-on field experiences.

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Popular Courses

Through courses and field experiences, you’ll learn to help students link their existing knowledge, skills, and attitudes with new learning. Rollins’ interdisciplinary education also allows you to meet statewide requirements for teacher certification while learning subjects outside your major.

RED 309
Fundamentals of Reading

Examine the foundations of reading instruction from historical, linguistic, social, psychological, and curricular perspectives. Also examine basic phonics instruction and reading programs in use.

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EDU 324
Curriculum for Diverse Learners

Study the relationship of curriculum approaches to contemporary issues in school program design and instruction, with a focus on cross-cultural awareness and language development.

EDU 346
International Field Studies

Delve into the culture of a chosen country, studying the geography, history, politics, religion, education, and economics of the area.

EDU 363
Social Studies for Elementary Schools

Examine the foundations for social studies, exploring the human experience, environmental studies, and teaching strategies for inquiry learning, problem solving, and concept development.

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RED 369
Research-Based Practices in Literacy Instruction

Foster literacy in the classroom through studying well-written, engaging texts and writing experiences.

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EDU 406
Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management

Learn how to plan, implement, and evaluate instruction in an increasingly diverse school environment based on current research and through a hands-on field experience.

Beyond the Classroom

International Fieldwork Rollins education professors lead field studies to destinations like Rwanda, China, and the Netherlands, focusing on topics like education in rural schools, the education of immigrants, and Anne Frank schools.

Undergraduate and Graduate Research Faculty and students frequently collaborate on school-based research. Recent settings include a local first-grade classroom and Rollins’ Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center, a laboratory preschool that serves children of all abilities and creates opportunities for research and learning with undergraduates.

Kappa Delta Pi This honorary society offers opportunities for professional development, service learning, and leadership. Membership is limited to the top 20 percent of those entering the field of education.

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Expert Faculty

Every Rollins education professor holds a terminal degree in the field. These experts are true partners in your educational journey, leading international trips, collaborating on research, and offering personal advising.

Department of Education
Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences
1000 Holt Ave. – 2726
Winter Park, FL 32789
T. 407.646.2242

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