Pathways to Teaching

The Pathways to Teaching: BA in Elementary Education is a cohort-based program for paraprofessionals in exclusive partnership with Orange County Title I Schools. 

make a difference with an education degree

When you graduate from the Education program at the Hamilton Holt School, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students. According to Florida Department of Education projections, the demand for teachers will remain strong in the foreseeable future as Baby Boomers continue to retire. With a Rollins degree in Elementary Education, you’ll be eligible for a Florida Professional Teacher Certification with certificates in ESOL and Reading.

Our Education graduates are in great demand with area principals and are regularly named "Teacher of the Year" at their schools. Because they leave Rollins with the highest quality training for the classroom and a lifelong support network, they consistently make us proud.

Education/ESOL (K-6) with the reading endorsement.

Admission requirements for the Pathways to Teaching program include:

  1. Currently employed by Orange County Public Schools at a Title I School
  2. Recommendation/nominated from your principal
  3. Hold an AA or AS degree from an accredited institution
  4. A passing score of the General Knowledge (GK) section of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE) is required for admittance to the program. (Students may be admitted to the cohort with expectations of passing the GK by the end of the first semester.)




how to get started

3 Simple Application Steps:

  1. Submit your online application - Start your application today! You may save and return to your application at any point before submission.
  2. Send official transcripts - We require official transcripts from High School and all colleges attended, if applicable.
  3. Submit a College Official's Report - All students with previous college experience must submit a college official's report for each of the academic institutions they were enrolled within the past ten (10) years. Your previous institution(s) will complete the remainder of the document and return it to our office.

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