BSED Program Overview

Degree Programs

Daytona State's Bachelor of Science degree programs in education will prepare you to design and develop the competencies needed to be successful in today's classrooms. While enrolled in our programs, you will spend many hours in college classrooms, implementing or working with technology, and in public K-12 schools in Volusia and Flagler counties. Degree programs include:

B.S. in Elementary Education (K-6)/ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement

Elementary teachers help shape young minds! They are responsible for developing lessons that provide instruction in all subject areas, including reading, writing, math, science and social studies. Every day these teachers experience the excitement of watching children learn. As a B.S. in Elementary Education student, you will learn to design, develop and implement effective classroom management techniques and instructional strategies. While enrolled, you will spend many hours in area schools working with children in kindergarten through sixth grade and practicing the instructional strategies learned in class.

B.S. in Exceptional Student Education (K-12)/ESOL Endorsement/Reading Endorsement

Upon graduating with a B.S. in Exceptional Student Education (ESE), you will be certified to teach students from kindergarten through 12th grade whose exceptionalities range from severe disabilities to gifted. Daytona State College instructors provide the resources necessary for graduates to develop and teach lessons that accommodate the individual needs of ESE students.

ESE teachers enjoy the challenge of helping exceptional students reach their full potential. These teachers also work with the families of students as well as the community to provide exceptional students with rich opportunities for learning. Furthermore, these teachers are responsible for providing instruction in multiple subject areas in elementary or secondary schools.

B.S. in Secondary Math Education (6-12)

The B.S in Secondary Mathematics Education will prepare you to teach mathematics in grades 6-12 (middle and high school). Graduates meet mandated state teaching requirements, including teacher certification exams.

This degree program includes courses in teaching students with exceptionalities, reading competency, classroom management, assessment and integrated approaches to teaching methodologies at the middle and high school levels.

B.S. in Secondary Biology Education (6-12)

The B.S. in Secondary Biology Education prepares you to become a biology teacher at the middle and high school level (grades 6-12), and is for those who are seeking initial teacher licensure. Courses in the program will help you master the content knowledge you will need to be successful in the classroom.

You will study the structure and function of biological systems, including cells, tissues, genetics, immunity and more.

This program also includes courses in teaching students with exceptionalities, reading competency, classroom management, assessment and integrated approaches to teaching methodologies at the middle and high school levels.

B.S. in Secondary Earth/Space Science Education (6-12)

As a graduate of the B.S. in Secondary Earth/Space Science Education, you will be poised to foster in middle and high school students a stewardship of the planet and a zest to explore the wonders of space. The program offers a comprehensive overview of interacting earth systems, including the hydrosphere and atmosphere, as well as an understanding of the evolution of the earth's physical and biological systems through time.

Courses include subject areas in astronomy, meteorology, oceanography, ecology, geology and botany. Graduates are eligible to earn a Florida professional teaching certificate at the middle and high school levels.

B.S. in Secondary Chemistry (6-12)

If you are a person who enjoys chemistry and likes to work with young people, you should consider a career as a chemistry teacher. The B.S. in Secondary Chemistry Education prepares you to be a highly-qualified, state-certified teacher ready to teach at the middle and high school levels.

Your coursework will include hours spent in Daytona State's chemistry laboratories working with an array of tools and modern instrumentation. Graduates of this program also learn to embrace diversity, promote ethics in education, focus on student excellence and enhance teaching and learning through innovative instructional practices.

B.S. in Secondary Physics (6-12)

Physics is among the pillars of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines; however, there is a shortage of highly qualified physics teachers in every state. The B.S. in Secondary Physics Education provides you rigorous training in the discipline along with the necessary skill sets to effectively teach at the middle and high school levels as a highly qualified and certified teacher in the state of Florida.

You will learn educational theories and effective teaching practices, and participate in field experiences at area schools, which will require observation and participation.

These are fully-accredited, state-approved programs that fulfill the education courses, professional education competencies and practical experience required to obtain a five-year Educator's Certificate in their respective disciplines. The programs include state endorsements in Reading and ESOL for students majoring in Elementary Education and Exceptional Student Education. Students in these programs complete several field experiences in public school settings and complete one semester as full-time senior interns in a Flagler or Volusia County K-12 public school.

*Secondary Mathematics and Secondary Science majors will have completed ESOL infused course work in their content, which will qualify them to teach their content area with ESOL modifications and strategies to ESOL students. This is not a full ESOL endorsement, but it will satisfy the requirement that meets the Florida Consent Decree stipulations for content area teachers. Students in the School of Education in Secondary Mathematics and Secondary Science Education majors will graduate with the first two reading endorsement competencies (Reading 1 and Reading 2).

Students will observe teachers in the field, teach lessons through the practicum courses, and complete a full-time teaching internship in their final semester. Courses are offered for full and part time students, with blended technology components where applicable.