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Bachelor of Science in Education

Become a highly effective teacher

Program Overview BS in Education

Barry University's Bachelor of Science in Education (with Master of Science option) is molding the future of the education system by preparing highly qualified teachers who are empowered to teach and respond to the learning needs of students from across the nation and the world. You will become classroom ready in early childhood, elementary, or special-education teaching, with the choice of a content minor in one of the following areas: Math, Science, Literature, or Social Science.

Our bachelor's degree program emphasizes the content areas that prepare students to be classroom-ready by the time they graduate. Students are able to receive Reading and ESOL endorsements. Students also gain hands-on experience by interning at a school during their senior year of undergraduate studies.

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Make a difference in the future of education for children in Preschool-12th grade. Become a highly-effective early childhood, elementary, or special education teacher.

Content Minors

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    Math

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    Social Science

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Program Highlights

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    Master's Option

    You can earn a Master of Science in Education degree within one year after obtaining your bachelor's degree. This can save you up to two years of college if you were to do bachelor's and master's degrees separately.

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    South Florida Location

    Barry University is located in Miami-Dade County, the fourth-largest school district in the country. You can gain an advantage by building your teaching experience within this large and multicultural district.

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    Local Connections

    Barry has built strong relationships with local schools due to our proven track record of preparing effective teachers. Our positive reputation means you will have many opportunities to gain experience teaching diverse students in various grade levels.

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    Help With Certifications

    If you want to earn a teaching certification in another state, staff and faculty in the School of Education can help. You will receive the best education and preparation for teaching, plus guidance on earning a certification to teach elsewhere.

Program Overview Master of Science in Education (Optional)

If you would like to continue your education with a master's degree, you can transition seamlessly into our one-year Master of Science in Education program. A Bachelor of Science in Education with Master of Science (BS/MS in Education) may be completed in five years and builds on what you learn in your undergraduate studies.

If you're not sure if you want to enter the BS/MS option, don't worry. You don't have to decide right now. We recommend scheduling an appointment with us to talk about your options that will help meet your professional goals.

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Benefits of Seamlessly Obtaining Your Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education:

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    Mentorship Program

    While you are mentored all along the way in your undergraduate program, the Master of Science in Education provides a strong mentorship program to help you further develop as a teacher-leader.

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    Teaching Experience

    With the MS in Education program, you gain another year of classroom experience by working as a full-time teacher during the day and taking classes at night. An experienced teacher mentors you as you execute the classroom curriculum for the year.

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    Salary Benefits

    Once you enter the job market, the MS in Education helps you earn a higher salary than teachers who have just a bachelor's degree.

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    Career Options

    Earning the MS degree results in an easier time in obtaining a teaching certification in other states if you do not wish to stay in Florida. You also will have more career options, such as TESOL Specialist, Reading Coach, and Content Area Specialist.

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Education (BS) Why Study Education at Barry University?

Barry University is located in Miami-Dade County, the fourth largest school district in the country. Gain an advantage by building your teaching experience within this large and multicultural district.

The School of Education has built strong relationships with local schools due to our proven track record of preparing effective teachers. Because of our positive reputation, you will have many opportunities to experience what it is like to teach diverse students from a variety of grade levels.

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Education (BS) Endorsements

The Bachelor of Science in Education program automatically integrates two endorsements into the degree, making you eligible for Florida certification in Kindergarten to Grade 12. This means that there are no additional courses required to receive:

  • Endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (A State of Florida Endorsement)
  • Endorsement in (teaching) Reading (A State of Florida Endorsement)

Having these endorsements will set you apart from other graduates because these two highly-regarded endorsement areas are considered critical shortage areas for some school systems. Hiring principals often desire to employ teachers with these endorsements. While many teachers are going back to receive these endorsements, you will already have them! Additionally, these two endorsements also give you the necessary foundation to pursue teaching in other states and overseas.

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School of Education Accreditation

Barry University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges, the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Barry University.

What Does This Mean?

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is one of the six regional accrediting organizations in the United States. Universities in Florida fall under the jurisdiction of SACSCOC.

The B.S. in Education Program is accredited by the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE).

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Program Overview Minor in Education

A Minor in Education is a way for you to explore teaching within your subject area, learn different facets of education, and gain experience working with students in a variety of settings. Completing the minor gives you a strong knowledge base in the area of education and prepares you for a graduate program or career in the field of education. 

Barry undergraduates with any major are welcome to complete the minor.

The minor consists of 21 credits (7 courses) and passing the General Knowledge Exam (GKE) portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.

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Admissions Overview Getting Started

In the time it takes to watch a movie, you can apply to attend Barry University. From application to graduation, we support you every step of the way. Apply anytime, anywhere. We accept submissions on a rolling basis, but the sooner you apply, the better. Some majors require extra information for acceptance into specific programs. See what you need to apply, since general admission doesn't guarantee acceptance into all majors.

As part of Barry's diverse, close-knit community of 3,000 undergraduates, you’ll grow and build lifelong relationships. With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, you'll thrive thanks to individualized instruction and professors who are experts in their fields. The best part? You’ll leave college with the skills you need to succeed and little debt; we work to make school affordable through merit-based scholarships and financial aid.

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Start your application today. In just a few years, you'll graduate with a degree from a highly-respected, affordable university.

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Financial Aid Affordable for you.

If you’re a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate, you may qualify for our merit-based scholarships with awards up to $17,000, based on your cumulative GPA and standardized test scores. Scholarships are available for freshmen (including test optional), transfers, international, DACA, and Dreamer applicants. Using your admissions application, we automatically determine your eligibility.

More than 90% of our students receives some form of financial assistance. Apply to see if you qualify for a full array of federal and state financial aid programs. Just submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Complete it as soon as possible since funds may be limited. Barry's federal school code is 001466. Curious about qualifying? Take a look at our Net Price Calculator.

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Explore our scholarship system to see if you qualify for scholarships funded by alumni, private donors, corporations, and others.

You can use the Barry University Scholarship System to find other scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible to receive:

  • Answer as many questions as you like—the more questions answered, the more scholarships you’re matched to
  • Be automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at Barry University
  • Do a keyword search for scholarships and review the criteria to see if your qualifications are a match
The scholarships are funded through contributions from private donors, alumni, faculty, staff, parents, campus organizations, and corporations.
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School of Education Faculty

The odds are definitely in your favor at Barry University. Our student-faculty ratio is only 15:1. That means you get personal attention and guidance, and nobody gets lost in the shuffle. Even more impressive, over 80 percent of our faculty hold a PhD or the highest degree available in their field of expertise.
We seek out professors who are not only great teachers, but who love what they do. Their passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration are contagious, and there's no better way to keep young minds excited about learning and discovering. Beyond each teacher's area of expertise, our faculty is committed to promoting equality, social justice, altruism, diversity, and humility. Through education, everyone can have a voice.

Student Organization The Education Association of Barry (EAB)

The Education Association of Barry is a group of students, who through our service projects and social events strive to create an inclusive community within the Barry University Undergraduate Education Program for the growth and development of future educators.

The EAB provides undergraduate elementary education students at Barry university the opportunity to meet, collaborate with, and network with their peers; serve the community within and outside of Barry university; and develop leadership and other important life skills.

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