Teacher working with children

Learn to teach, nurture and develop young minds.

Whether you want to teach kindergarten or elementary school, run a child care center, or care for children in your home, FSCJ can give you the education you need to help nurture and inspire young minds.

Using a mix of hands-on classroom instruction, flexible online learning and real-world internship experiences, you can work toward educating children from pre-kindergarten to third grade.

FSCJ’s degree and certificate programs are designed to make sure you’re fully prepared and have the credentials necessary to get to work fast. Upon program completion, many graduates are also ready to earn Florida Department of Education professional certification.

You could make a difference in a child’s life with a high-quality, affordable education from FSCJ.

About A.A. Roadmaps

Academic roadmaps can be helpful when selecting classes. They are intended to provide general guidance about recommended classes and mile markers to complete your A.A.

For the 2021-22 academic year, both full- and part-time A.A. degree-seeking students should refer to the A.A. Roadmaps for course-taking guidance. Part-time students are advised to complete courses according to the order in which they are listed. Recommended course sequencing lists for part-time students will be available in the 2022-23 academic year.

Prior to the award of an associate in arts degree, students initially entering a Florida College System institution in the 2021-22 academic year, and thereafter, must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by successfully completing one of two civic literacy courses with a “C” or higher AND by achieving the standard score on one of four approved assessments before graduation (section 1007.25(4), Florida Statutes, and Rule 6A-10.02413, Florida Administrative Code).

Available Degrees

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Early Childhood Education program is designed to prepare students for public and private school settings to become highly effective pre-kindergarten through grade 3 teachers.

Would you like to help children experience the magic of discovery? You could provide children in their formative years with the strong educational foundation they will need as they grow and progress.