Do you want to help shape the lives of
children and adolescents? Do you want to
make a difference? Do you enjoy working
with people? If so, consider a career in
You can achieve your dream of becoming a
teacher by enrolling in one of seven Bachelor
of Science in Education degree programs or
the Educator Preparation Institute offered
by Daytona State College.
These programs incorporate innovative
curriculum with cutting-edge technology.
Our experienced faculty is dedicated to
providing students with the essential
knowledge and strategies needed to become
Bachelor's Degree Programs
Daytona States Bachelor of Science in Education
degree programs prepare students to design,
develop and implement effective classroom management
techniques and instructional strategies.
While enrolled in our programs, you will spend
many hours in Flagler and Volusia County schools
working with children in kindergarten through
high school, practicing the instructional strategies
learned in class.
Degree programs include:
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)/
Reading Endorsement /ESOL Endorsement
- Bachelor of Science in Exceptional Student Education (K-12) /
Reading Endorsement /ESOL Endorsement
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education (6-12)
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education (6-12)
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Earth/Space Science
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Chemistry Education
- Bachelor of Science in Secondary Physics Education
These programs fulfill the education courses,
professional education competencies and
practical experience required to obtain a fiveyear
Florida Professional Educators Certificate.
Students enrolled in these programs are required
to complete field experience hours and a fulltime
student internship in the public schools.
Elementary Education and Exceptional Student
Education programs also include a reading
endorsement and an ESOL endorsement.
for the BS Degree
- Associate of Arts degree from an accredited
institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of
- Students who do not have an AA degree will be
accepted into the AA degree in Education track
that corresponds to their area of interest while
the AA degree is being completed. Students
who have an AA degree, but have not met all
of the course requirements cannot be accepted
into the BS programs, but will be offered
enrollment as non-degree seeking students
while completing their prerequisite courses.
- Completion of the common education
prerequisite courses (EDF1005, EDF2085, and
EME2040) with a grade of C or better.
- Completion of the common prerequisite
courses for the specific education programs in
Mathematics and Science.
- Passing score on the General Knowledge Test.
- Regardless of prior volunteer clearance from
Flagler County Schools or Volusia County
Schools, all applicants must complete a Volusia
County Schools Application to volunteer prior to
admission into the BS program.
Educator Preparation Institute
The Educator Preparation Institute (EPI) provides
the necessary training for those already holding a
four-year degree who may be interested in becoming
highly qualified teachers in Volusia and Flagler
In addition to becoming prepared to pass the
Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE), those
who successfully complete the EPI program will
be eligible to receive their five-year Professional
EPI is a state-approved alternative certification
program that fulfills the education courses,
professional education competencies and practical
experience required to obtain a five-year Professional
EPI develops teachers through a learning community
which offers direct instruction, peer collaboration,
portfolio development, formal standardized
assessment, service learning, and exposure to a
collaborative team of effective and experienced
Classes meet in the day and evening to
accommodate individuals who may be currently
employed, but seeking a career change.