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Education

Learn more about the elementary education and secondary education degree programs at Rollins College.
Global Context

Global Context

With study-abroad programs spanning four continents, you’ll build you ability to instruct and innovate within diverse classrooms.

Why Study Education at Rollins

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.

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 Rollins education graduates who have chosen to teach have secured jobs in the field.

Global Context With study-abroad programs spanning four continents, you’ll build your ability to instruct and innovate within diverse classrooms.

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
  • EDU 324 Curriculum for Diverse Learners
  • EDU 346 International Field Studies
  • EDU 363 Social Studies for Elementary Schools
  • RED 369 Research-Based Practices in Literary Instruction
  • EDU 406 Strategies for Instruction, Learning & Classroom Management

Beyond the Classroom

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

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.

Program Requirements

Visit the Rollins catalogue to access the program requirements

Contact Info

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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