Elementary Education (BS)

A member of the CAEP ( Formerly NCATE) accredited School of Education; the Elementary Education Program is approved by the NC State Department of Public Instruction to offer a license in elementary education and approved by the UNC Board of Governors to offer the BS degree. Students in the Elementary Education Program are trained to implement effective strategies to teach reading, math, science, language arts, social studies , health, art music, physical education, and technology to students in kindergarten through sixth grade. All students in the program receive quality training in classroom management, assessment techniques, and professionalism.

Why Choose Elementary Education?

Teaching is not only a profession, it is an opportunity for you to impact the lives of children as they develop cognitively, socially and emotionally. You will be able to inspire creativity, provide leadership, and to collaborate with others. You will be qualified for a North Carolina Teaching License.

What Will You Learn?

You will graduate from this program with the ability to be a knowledgeable, caring and reflective practitioner; you will also demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Cognitive, mental and physical development of K-6 students
  • Content knowledge of the elementary curriculum
  • Research-based instructional strategies
  • Data-driven instruction
  • Differentiation of instruction
  • Assessment strategies
  • Technology and its role in the teaching and learning process
  • Working with families and community
  • Leading in the classroom and in the schools
  • Instruction that is responsive to all learner needs

What Concentrations are Available?

  • Academic Core
  • English
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Reading
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Sociology

What Can You Do With a B.S. Degree In Elementary Education?

  • Classroom Teacher in Kindergarten to Grade 6 in Public or Private Schools
  • Community Education
  • Youth Worker
  • Learning Mentor
  • Educational Book Companies
  • Pursue Advanced Degrees
  • Add additional licensure areas to a teaching license