DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2015) – Daytona State College's Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6)/ESOL/Reading, has tied for second place in the state, notably earning DSC’s Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education ties for 2nd in Floridatop marks in placement rate, based on annual performance reviews by the Bureau of Educator Recruitment, Development & Retention, Florida Department of Education.

"This shines a light on our excellent teacher education program," says Tom LoBasso, president of Daytona State. "It's gratifying to achieve this ranking, which recognizes the high quality and dedication of our faculty and staff."

"We commend our local schools and their collaborative leadership, who share in this success," notes Vice President for Academic Affairs Amy Locklear. "We're proud to support their mission to provide the best in K-12 education for our children."

The accountability system measures evidence of teacher preparation and program completers' performance, assessed by six outcome-based performance metrics including: placement rate, retention rate, student performance on statewide assessments, student performance by subgroups, teacher evaluation results and critical teacher shortage production.

Classes for DSC's B.S. in Elementary Education were first offered in 2009; 141 students have graduated through 2013.

Daytona State offers seven Bachelor of Science in Education degrees:

~ Elementary Education (K-6)/ Reading Endorsement /ESOL Endorsement

~ Exceptional Student Education (K-12) / Reading Endorsement /ESOL Endorsement

~ Secondary Math Education (6-12)

~ Secondary Biology Education (6-12)

~ Secondary Earth/Space Science Education (6-12)

~ Secondary Chemistry Education (6-12)

~ Secondary Physics Education (6-12)

• All programs are fully accredited by the Florida Department of Education.

• Students complete more than 1,000 hours in the local schools by the time they graduate.

• DSC has ongoing communication with both Volusia County and Flagler County school districts about the program and employment opportunities.

• DSC professors, faculty and college supervisors were locally employed in the school districts and are invaluable in their expertise in educating students as well as assisting in securing teaching positions.

For more information about Daytona State's College of Education, visit