Teacher Education, BS
Is your aspiration to teach art, foreign language or physical education in K-12 schools? UCF’s Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education will prepare you to effectively teach art, physical education or world language subjects at the elementary (K-5), middle (6-8) and high school (9-12) grade levels. As a teacher candidate at a research university, you will be benefit by learning from faculty members engaged in evidence-based practices that lead the current trends in teacher preparation programs. Our program embraces a holistic approach to teacher preparation by developing content knowledge and teaching expertise, demonstrating how to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of child and adolescent learners, and applying new skills and knowledge through meaningful field experiences at our partnership schools.
This degree program leads to subject-area certification issued by the Florida Department of Education. A non-certification option is available through our lifelong learning track.
If your career plans include pursuing state-regulated professional licensure or certification in your chosen field, it is important to become educated on the credentialing requirements of the state in which you hope to practice.
Subject Area Tracks (Certification)
Lifelong Learning Tracks (Non-certification)
EXPERIENCES IN DIVERSE ENVIRONMENTS
As a teacher candidate in our program, you will have a number of opportunities to extend your learning in partnership schools that complement coursework and provide valuable, hands-on experiences. You will work directly with elementary, middle and high school students under the mentorship of experienced program faculty and practicing K-12 teachers.
- Service-learning throughout the curriculum
- Community engagement activities with local school sand nonprofit organizations
- Global learning experiences through study abroad programs
- Professional learning workshops that complement coursework through KnightED Talks
- Education-specific student organizations
- Undergraduate research opportunities with faculty mentors through Honors in the Major and more
Dr. Debra McGann
Dr. Janet Andreasen
World Languages Education
Dr. Michele Regalla