Elementary Education

Make a difference in the lives of the next generation while gaining the skills you need to become a teacher. From psychology and diversity to literacy and classroom management, Rollins’ bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education will provide you the skills and strategies you need to succeed in a 21st-century classroom.

Through internships in local schools, field study opportunities around the globe, and our state-approved program that makes you eligible for certification in Florida, you’ll gain the meaningful experience and credentials you need for everything from leading a class of your own to pursuing an advanced degree.

Top 3 Reasons to Finish Your Elementary Education Degree at Rollins

  1. 100% Success Rate

    You’ll maximize your potential for becoming a teacher, as 100 percent of our graduates who applied for teaching positions over the past 10 years have been hired by local schools.

  2. Broaden Your Understanding

    Through our field studies to China, Germany, and Rwanda, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about international education systems that can not only help inform your pedagogy but help you become a better teacher back home.

  3. Classroom Experience

    You’ll have the chance to gradually transition what you’re learning at Rollins into local classrooms through our phased approach that begins with pre-internships and ends with a 15-week student teaching internship.

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Did You Know?

Orange County Public Schools is the ninth largest school district in the nation, and the education sector in Central Florida is projected to add more than 3,000 new jobs by 2029.

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Expert Faculty

Our education faculty are more than subject matter experts. They’re dedicated teachers and mentors, committed to showing you what it looks like to make a difference in the life of a student. Our small class sizes mean they’ll not only know your names and your passions, but their vast expertise and mentorship will give you the necessary foundation to excel as an educator. And our professors’ strong partnerships with schools throughout Orange and Seminole counties will give you a unique advantage in securing both internships and jobs in Florida — which U.S. News & World Report ranked among the top 5 states in the nation for education.

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Pathways to Teaching Program

Explore the Rollins Pathways to Teaching program—a partnership between Rollins College and Orange County Public Schools—allowing you to complete a bachelor of arts in elementary education and become a certified teacher while continuing to work as a paraprofessional.

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Streamlined Admission

No application fee. No standardized tests required. No more excuses.