What You’ll Learn

You'll gain the skills to effectively teach and coordinate programs for Elementary Education. Candidates for this program should demonstrate a commitment to teaching children and youth between the ages of 7 and 12yrs. Our degree is designed to meet the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) Standards for Elementary Education so you'll receive a degree from an NCATE accredited program.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Columbia College Elementary Education program demonstrate mastery of state and national standards for beginning teachers. Over the years, this program has maintained a strong presence on campus and has built a strong reputation for providing well-trained candidates in their professional careers.

The Columbia College Difference

With an emphasis on professionalism, the following traits are hallmarks of the Columbia College Elementary Education program:

  • Life-long learning
  • Reflective practice
  • Collaboration in the learning community
  • Caring, ethical behavior
  • Respect for diversity
  • Advocacy for young children

We know that educating young teachers is setting the stage for the future and we commit to giving our students the best and most practical foundation in Education before placing them in the field.

Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Additional Course Options

Certification

Licensure in Elementary Education will certify you as a teacher in grades 2-6. Coursework is also available for additional areas of certification.

Evening

This program is available in the evening for working professionals seeking a degree in Elementary Education. You must have enough work flexibility to be able to complete field requirements during the day, including Directed Teaching, which is a 64-day, full-time, in-school experience.

Elementary Education is recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and the South Carolina Department of Education.

Evening Course Requirements

View major requirements including concentrations and electives for this program of study in our course catalog.

Undergraduate Course Catalog

Elementary Education is recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), the South Carolina Department of Education, and and is nationally accredited by the NCATE/CAEP through Fall 2022.