The Elementary Education program at Pfeiffer University is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills and attributes to become a professional teacher — a leader committed to culturally responsive teaching, 21st Century application, life long learning and continual reflection. It seeks to develop teachers of excellence for the classrooms in North Carolina and beyond. It promotes Pfeiffer University's and the Teacher Education philosophy by developing professional teachers who are servant leaders, who set high standards for themselves and who help set high standards for the learning community in which they serve.
The Pfeiffer University Elementary Education Program offers Elementary Education at two levels, the bachelor's level and the master's level. Initial licensure programs are offered at the bachelor's level for the B.A. degree in Elementary Education, and at the masters level for the Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education (M.A.T. in E.E.). At the graduate level, the Master of Science in Elementary Education (M.S.E.E) provides advanced preparation in Elementary Education for students who already have an undergraduate degree in elementary education.
Students possessing an undergraduate degree in a licensure area from a regionally accredited university may complete prescribed coursework to become licensed in elementary education by contacting the Director of Elementary Education for a transcript analysis. Lateral entry teachers employed in a local school system may pursue licensure through Pfeiffer University or the Regional Alternative Licensing Center (RALC).
The undergraduate Elementary Education program is offered on the Misenheimer campus and a satellite setting at Randolph Community College in Asheboro, North Carolina.