Elite Educator Program – Be More. Be Elite. Teach.

Become an Elite Educator

Teachers are dedicated, to say the least. They work long hours, spend their own limited resources to innovate curriculum, and do everything they can to make sure their classrooms are safe and welcoming for students.  What keeps them motivated? What fuels their passion for teaching?  Becoming more.

“To help students learn to think for themselves.”

“I enjoy the collaboration with other professionals, and the creativity needed to consider needs of different types of learners.”

“Being a child’s advocate and helping him/her realize his/her own potential is my greatest joy in teaching!”

Be More. Be an Elite Educator.
Michelle Feo, Elite Educator at State Capitol learning about legislative process
Michelle Feo, Elite Educator at State Capitol

Michelle Feo is in the SPC College of Education’s Elite Educator Program.  This is a partnership with SPC and Pinellas County Schools.  It prepares students to teach K-6 with an ESOL and Reading Endorsement.  Students are admitted as cohorts and take their classes together. A mentor is assigned for the entire program to help make an important connection.

Michelle is working on her Elementary Ed Bachelor’s Degree. Most noteworthy, she was chosen to go to Tallahassee with select SPC students to learn about the legislative process.  “This trip was for me to meet some of the people that will make the laws and standards that I will have to adhere to throughout my career,” she said.

Elite Educator benefits
  • Receive exceptional math and science preparation
  • Be prepared to work with Exceptional students and English Language learners
  • Earn a guaranteed position with Pinellas County Schools if you complete the program

Learn about our new Elite Educator Program – B.S. Elementary Education

a partnership between SPC and Pinellas County Schools

Build the foundation for your career in elementary education. Receive a paid internship and teaching job with Pinellas County Schools upon successful completion.
Elite Educator Program Information Session on May 2
Pat Roper instrumental in Elite Program
Pat Roper instrumental in Elite Program

Join SPC faculty and staff on May 2  to learn about our Elite Educator Program, a partnership between SPC and Pinellas County Schools. You can earn a B.S. in Elementary Education, a paid internship and a teaching job with Pinellas County Schools upon successful completion.

Pam Wilkins, COE Academic Program Coordinator
Pam Wilkins, COE Academic Program Coordinator

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