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Elementary Education

(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

  1. Extensive hands-on experiences with actual students and mentor-teachers in various settings throughout your enrollment

  2. Approved teacher-education program with the state of Florida enabling you to obtain professional credentials required in the field

  3. Specific endorsements in critical areas such as Reading and TESOL

  4. Institutional commitment to prepare individuals for the Christian school movement while also equipping those called to serve in other private or public school environments

Admissions Requirements

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


Dr. Pattye Casarow

Dr. Vickie Denny

Dr. Mary Draper

Mrs. Marian Foulks

Dr. Christy James

Dr. Matt Kellogg

Mr. Walt King

Dr. Phil Larsen

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?

What are CCC Elementary Education graduates doing now?

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