Get Your Elementary Education Degree

Gain the skills to effectively teach and coordinate programs for children and youth between the ages of 7 and 12 years (grades 2-6). Elementary Education is recognized by the ACEI and the South Carolina State Board of Education under the guidance of the 2022 CAEP standards. Our students gain experiences in diverse schools and school districts which prepare them for teaching in a variety of school settings. 

Elementary Education Program Highlights

  • Field placements in a variety of partnered midlands area school districts.
  • 100% Praxis II pass rate and 100% employment rate for program graduates.
  • Most field placements are supervised by college faculty.
  • Call Me MiSTER participating school, which supports teachers from under-served, socio-economically disadvantaged, and educationally at-risk communities.

Modality & Benefits

Get a traditional college experience with lively in-person classroom discussions and close proximity to your professors, mentors, and best friends. 

Start Dates: 

January & August  

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Face-to-Face Instruction (some Online options)
  • In-Person Office Hours & Support
  • Relationships & Networking
  • Extracurriculars & Immersive Campus Experience

Get a degree that fits your busy lifestyle while benefiting from in-person instruction, social interactions with classmates, and networking on campus and throughout the capital city. 

Start Dates: 

January & August

  • Semester-Based Timeline
  • Evening Classes (M-Th, 5-9pm)
  • Face-to-Face Instruction
  • Transfer Up to 90 Credits
  • 10-Hour Weekly Commitment (varies)

Elementary Education Curriculum

Major Requirements

Popular Elementary Education Classes

  • Integrating Assessment and Instruction 
    Learn how to select, administer, and score classroom assessments. 
  • Facilitating Positive Learning Behaviors 
    Understand the basic principles of classroom and behavior management. 
  • Shadowing in Schools
    Observe and implement principles of teaching in public schools.

Start Your Teaching Career

The median annual wage for elementary school teachers is about $60,000 (BLS). This profession offers steady employment rates and many opportunities for advancement.

Promote Lifelong Learning

  • Teacher
  • Preschool Teacher
  • District Administrator
  • Early Intervention Provider
  • Private School Teacher

Our Graduates are Teaching:

  • Richland County (District 2 & 5)
  • Lexington County (District 2)
  • Dorchester County

Online M.Ed. Degrees

Specialize with in-demand topics and become even more marketable with a master's degree. Our M.Ed. programs cultivate your leadership potential with purpose. Check out our 1-year education master's degrees.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

"What makes this program unique is the numerous hands-on experiences in schools and other educational institutions. In my four years, I grew as a student, a teacher, and a person."

Callison English

3rd Grade Teacher | Class of 2019


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