Prepare today to shape the minds of tomorrow
Do you want to spend your career teaching and inspiring children? Do you love the moments when a concept just clicks and you get to watch someone understand something for the first time? If so, the Pfeiffer University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is the place for you.
Our program weaves together knowledge, skills, methods, and hands-on learning to prepare you for a successful teaching career in every way. You’ll learn in the classroom, by attending education conferences, and through practical experiences at local schools.
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.
Early education students participate in required practicum courses that take place in local, public elementary schools, including the following counties:
Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education who pass all of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction required licensure exams will be prepared for teaching positions in North Carolina elementary schools.