Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

Use your talents. Inspire. Make a difference in a child’s life.

With the Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education, you’ll gain the knowledge, develop the skills, and establish the professional dispositions necessary to enter the classroom as an elementary school teacher (K-6). Through theoretical coursework linked to classroom practice in settings near you, you’ll gain practical, hands-on experience in the field to apply the ideas and techniques learned in class. As you work through the program with our experienced faculty, you’ll demonstrate your planning, analytical, and critical thinking skills as well as practice the principles of servant leadership. By the end of the program, you will be a highly qualified educator prepared to engage and excite learners!

This program prepares educators for a wide variety of public, charter, private, parochial, church, and home-school classroom settings. With licensure and non-licensure options, you can choose your own path!

This program has a fall only start date.


Pfeiffer’s elementary education degree completion program, in the division of education, is offered online. The program is designed for working adults who desire flexibility and convenience.


Core Courses (28 SH)

  • EDUC 205 Introduction to Teaching
  • EDUC 225 Educational Technology
  • EDUC 306 Learner and Learning I
  • EDUC 322 Diversity in Education
  • EDUC 476 Licensure Preparation
  • EDUC 510 Student Teaching (K-6)
  • SPED 250 Behavior Management
  • SPED 301 Assessment of Students

Specialty Studies (29 SH)

  • EDUC 215V Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDUC 307 Learner and Learning II
  • EDUC 407 Practicum I
  • EDUC 408 Practicum II
  • EDUC 412 Teaching Reading in Primary Grades
  • EDUC 441 Science Methods EDUC 442 Math Methods
  • EDUC 443 Social Studies Methods
  • EDUC 444 Language Arts Methods
  • EDUC 520 Cross-Curricular Reading
  • HPED 210 Health and PE in Elem School
  • SPED 200 Intro to Special Education

Content Studies

  • EDUC 103/4 US History
  • EDUC 203 NC History
  • ENGL 299L Children’s Literature

One Additional Math beyond Gen Ed Req’t
Two Additional Natural Science beyond Gen Ed Req’t

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

Prior Learning Credits

There are several ways to get credit for previous educational experience and/or knowledge in a subject. Review our prior learning credits policy on the admissions page. 

Tuition & Fees

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