The structure of the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree with a major in elementary education is to prepare teacher candidates to teach children in Pre-kindergarten through 5th grade in general education classrooms. Program completion of the degree in elementary education results in Georgia Professional Standards Commission teacher certification in Elementary (P-5).

The elementary education program is designed to prepare professional educators who manifest the knowledge, dispositions, and competencies deemed necessary to enhance young children's overall intellectual, social, emotional, and personal growth and development. The design of the elementary education undergraduate professional program includes a variety of methods and content courses. These courses are supported by structured field experiences designed to provide opportunities to meld theory with practice in field-based interactions with young children.

Admissions Criteria

  1. Declare your major as Elementary Education.
  2. Have earned at least 36 earned hours.
  3. Have achieved the overall cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher.
  4. Have passed the GaPSC Educator Ethics Assessment.

Please note: You will be required to earn a satisfactory grade ('S') in the admission to Teacher Education course (EDUC 2999) in order to begin taking major courses. Be sure to register for this course once you have met the first three admission requirements above. Speak to your academic advisor today if you think you are ready to apply for admission!

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