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Fast Track, Teach Palm Beach

Fast Track is a collaborative teacher preparation initiative between The School District of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach State and Florida Atlantic University. The program is a dual enrollment initiative focused on developing the next generation of highly qualified educators, by starting them on a path from high school to a career as a professional teacher.

Student Benefits:

  • Graduate from high school having the potential to earn a minimum of 30 college credits.
  • Financial assistance from scholarships & tuition support.
  • Gain knowledge through a mentorship, industry credentialing and so much more.

 

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""The Palm Beach County School District has really prepared me and given me all the tools I need to be successful. Not only in college but when I'm ready to work in the education field." 

— Anisa Porter, Graduate of Lake Worth High School 

 

Dual Enrollment & Early Admissions at PBSC

Get on track early, complete your college degree faster and save money. The first step to getting started is to meet with your high school counselor to discuss dual enrollment eligibility. Next, you would need to apply to Palm Beach State College, complete orientation and submit required documents. For more information and to view step-by-step instructions, visit www.palmbeachstate.edu/dualenroll. There are a number of premier scholarship open to graduating high school seniors.  Learn more

 

Your Pathway to Teaching

Florida needs educators who can bring their diverse talents and experience to the 21st century classroom. Begin your college experience at Palm Beach State and get started on the pathway to success. Help is available every step of the way and our experts will guide you through the process.

Note: You and your advisor will customize your plan and update it as necessary as you progress through your program.

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Semester 1 — Fall

Total Credits = 6

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

Semester 2 — Spring

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 3 — Summer

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 4 — Fall

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 5 — Spring

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 6 — Summer

  • Area II - Humanities: Tier 1
  • BSC 1005: Concepts of Biology

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 7 — Fall

  • Area II - Humanities: Tier 2, Literature
  • EDF 2085*: Diversity for Educators
  • SPC 1017: Fundamentals of Speech Communication
  • Elective

Total Credits = 12

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

Semester 8 — Spring

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective OR Foreign Langauge (if needed) OR CLEP
  • Elective OR Foreign Langauge (if needed) OR CLEP

Total Credits = 12 - 14

 

Electives (Options)

  • DEP 2102: Child growth & Development
  • EEX 2010: Intro to Special Education
  • EDF 1013: Behavior of Classroom Management
  • SLS 1201: Personal Development
 

Semester 9 — Summer

  • LAE 4253
  • TSL 4080
  • EDF 3203

Total Credits = 9

 

Semester 10 — Spring

  • ARE 4313
  • EME 4312
  • MAE 4310
  • SCE 4113
  • EEX 4070*

Total Credits = 15

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

Semester 11 — Spring

  • RED 4308*
  • RED 4750
  • SCE 4350
  • SSE4150

Total Credits = 12

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

Semester 12 — Summer

  • EDF 3210
  • EDF 3430

Total Credits = 6

 

Semester 13 — Fall

  • EDG 3324*
  • MAE 4350
  • RED 4552
  • TSL 4081*
  • EEX 4616

Total Credits = 15

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

 

Semester 14 — Spring

  • EDE 4943*
  • RED 4348

Total Credits = 6 - 12

* Denotes Field Experience Hours

 

 

 

Scholarships

There are a number of financial resources available to both graduating high school seniors and college students.

 

Exams

Palm Beach State is committed to meeting the needs of educators in Palm Beach County by providing test preparation for the General Knowledge Exam and Professional Education Test. Below is a list of our current offerings through the Corporate and Continuing Education Department. 

  • FTCE Intensive Math General Knowledge Prep  - EDO0086
  • FTCE Profesisnal Education Test Preparation - EDO0062
  • FTCE Essay GKT Preparation Workshop - EDO0056
  • FTCE English General Knowledge Prep - EDO0057
  • FTCE Reading General Knowledge Prep - EDO0059
  • FTCE Math General Knowledge Prep - EDO0058

 


Contact Us

 

Maureen Mangar
Student Development Advisor
mangarm@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3965

 

Sabrina Greenwell
Faculty
greenwes@palmbeachstate.edu
561-868-3774

 

Kalisha A. Waldon
Faculty
waldonk@palmbeachstate.edu
561-862-4712

 

Eliana C. Mukherjee
Faculty
mukherje@palmbeachstate.edu
561-207-5016

 

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