Albizu University’s (AU) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education prepares students to teach in elementary schools (public, private, charter and parochial schools, among others). This program consists of 124 credits, including a 10-credit internship. It integrates the study and understanding of human behavior along with sensitivity towards culturally diverse populations in the field of education.
This Elementary Education Bachelor’s (B.A.) program is available as day, evening, and hybrid (on campus and online) classes to provide the flexibility and convenience students need to fulfill other responsibilities. All classes are taught by faculty experts with practical experience in their fields. Many potential AU students successfully take and pass the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams to earn credit toward their degree (contingent on a score of 50 or higher). Albizu University also awards credits toward this program for prior learning and practicum placement.
A maximum of 60 credits from a two-year or a four-year accredited institution may be transferred to our Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program, as long as the student has met the program’s grade point average (GPA) requirement and obtained a grade of “C” or above. To meet graduation requirements, students must maintain a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale. As graduates of the program, students receive ESOL Endorsement and the option to obtain the Reading Endorsement by completing two additional courses.
Our elementary education bachelor’s (B.A.) program is designed to accommodate recent graduates, parents, and professionals with full-time jobs. Therefore, the program may be completed in three (3) to five (5) years. In extreme cases, a student may seek to obtain a maximum of two (2) additional years to complete the program.
- The program assigns a faculty advisor to assist all students with any requirements, course selection, academic needs, and the graduation process.
- Students are often registered in classes with students in the Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional Student Education. This is an opportunity for further networking and sharing experiences in the students’ field of study and intended field of work.
- The reduced student-teacher ratio allows for smaller classes scheduled at different times of day.
- The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education program is offered online, on campus, and in a hybrid modality.
- Students can join the Kappa Delta Psi International Honor Society, Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter. This is an international organization with over 1.2 million members, which will allow our students to network with educators across the globe.
- Its student teaching internship is conducted in a multicultural setting to help students develop teaching skills through practical experience.
- Faculty members of this program are experts in their fields and have current practical experience in the classroom. They are required to complete research-based projects, prepare presentations on academia for target audiences, as well as attend and/or present at academic conferences. They are also encouraged to join professional work-related organizations.
- Most faculty members hold a doctorate or a specialist degree in education. All faculty members are required to hold a minimum of a master's degree with various specializations in the field of education (e.g., reading, ESOL, science, social studies, etc.).
- Evidence of having completed a high school degree or a degree from an equivalent institution.
- A 2.5 GPA graduation index from high school, an equivalent institution, or when transferring from another institution.
- Compliance with additional requirements, as outlined in the Institutional Admissions Policy section.
Once the Admissions Office receives all the required documentation and the interview process is completed, academic program advisors will contact successful candidates to provide program direction and guidance.
Albizu University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Program graduates typically take the Florida Teacher Certification examinations (FTCE) to become certified teachers in Florida.