Elementary Education – 3/2

Core Curriculum Overview
SH = Semester Hours

The Pfeiffer elementary education program requires a minimum investment of 120 semester hours. This includes courses in general education, professional core courses, and specialty area courses, which are traditionally known as methods courses. The general education requirements also meet the N.C. Department of Public Instruction guidelines for licensure and provide teacher candidates with a liberal arts knowledge base so that students are equipped to make interdisciplinary connections.


3/2 students then complete 30 hours of graduate credits focusing on educational research, leadership, professional ethics and more

Where do your gifts intersect with the needs of our country and our region? At Pfeiffer – whether you dream about trading on Wall Street, being part of a life-saving surgical team, shaping policy in Raleigh or Washington, or teaching and coaching in a small town – students explore that question and their futures every day with qualified and engaged professors, coaches, and other professionals. In fact, studies show that, at Pfeiffer, students spend more time with their professors exploring where they “fit” in the professional world than students at most other schools. Join us in “the Village” for a life-changing experience that will prepare you for a lifetime of service!
Dr. Scott Bullard President