(ESOL and Reading Endorsements)
Once children reach school age, they often start spending more time with their teachers than with their parents. This means teachers
are not just imparting an education; they are affecting the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and social development of each
student they encounter. The poet Yeats once said, "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." And,
indeed, by giving kids the knowledge and skills they need to succeed as adults, by urging them to pursue God's will for their
lives, and by impressing on them the joy that comes from a lifetime of learning, teachers can be virtually limitless in their
capacity to touch lives.
Why choose Elementary Education at Clearwater Christian
- Extensive hands-on experiences with actual students and mentor-teachers in various settings throughout your enrollment
- Approved teacher-education program with the state of Florida enabling you to obtain professional credentials required in the field
- Specific endorsements in critical areas such as Reading and TESOL
- Institutional commitment to prepare individuals for the Christian school movement while also equipping those called to serve
in other private or public school environments
While there are no additional admissions requirements, those enrolling in the Elementary Education major are expected to maintain a
minimum of a C average in their education classes. Elementary Education majors are required to establish and maintain a 2.5 grade point
average by the time they reach their sixtieth credit hour. Elementary Education majors are also expected to have a love for young
children to unfold in a manner they will understand truth from God's Word.
Interesting Classes I Might Take
- History and Philosophy of Education
- Technology in Education
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Various methodology courses
- Classroom Management
In addition to those shown above, Mr. Samuel Greeley is also teaching classes included in the elementary education major.
What can I do with a major in Elementary Education?
- School teacher
- Adapted physical education
- Creative arts specialist
- Reading specialist
- Resource teacher
- Health and social services
- Educational testing
- Library and media centers
- Corporate trainer
- and more
What are CCC Elementary Education graduates doing now?
Employers: CCC graduates can be found in various private, Christian, and public schools throughout our nation as teachers,
supervisors, and administrators. Others are using their training in ministry including ESL or at mission schools or with
educational/social organizations such as Head Start, YMCA, Deaf Services, and Sylvan Learning Centers.
Graduate schools: Bob Jones University, Jones International University, Nova Southeastern University,
University of West Georgia, University of South Florida, Walden University