Learn It U – Program Overview
This program provides select participants who already hold an associate’s degree the opportunity to earn college credit, which can lead to a fully-accredited Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, and ultimately teacher licensure in Florida. Participants will complete 20 skills-based courses (60 credit hours) while working in a classroom. This learn-by-doing program is designed for current professional staff with an associate level degree who have regular access to students. Participants will be required to create artifacts from their classroom practice and upload them to the BloomBoard platform for assessment.
The program is accredited by Lake Erie College and can be completed in 2-3 years (depending on number of courses taken per semester) at no-cost for select participants working within Hernando County School District.
Hernando County Associate Teacher At a Glance
- EARN A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AT NO COST TO YOU !!
- Beginning pay of $20/hr
- Work Teacher hours/days (197 days per year, 7.75hrs per day)
- Benefit Eligibility includes health insurance, life insurance and a large option of add on benefits
- Start your time for vesting into the Florida Retirement System
- Enjoy summers, winter break, spring break, and extended Thanksgiving break with family and friends
- You do not have to attend traditional college courses outside of the work day to earn your Bachelor’s Degree
- Be supported by a team of Master Teachers/Mentors that will help you learn the craft of teaching and learning and guide you through the degree and certification process.”
Once you’ve completed enrollment, you’ll be invited to a Lake Erie College orientation course (HU 170) with Lake Erie College assigned faculty and other educators in your cohort. The orientation will be one week before the semester begins.
For the duration of your first semester in the program, your assigned Lake Erie faculty will lead weekly, synchronous support sessions. These are optional, but highly encouraged. They will be one hour and the time will be sent to you at the beginning of your first semester in the program.
Faculty are available to provide you with personalized 1:1 support during the program.
Throughout the program, you can also communicate with other educators in your cohort through the BloomBoard platform.