2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 17, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education (2-6), B.A.E.

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This major satisfies the educational requirements for South Carolina certification in elementary education in grades 2-6. Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all elementary foundation courses, major requirements, and all courses in English, mathematics, science, and social studies required as specified to meet the basic academic core for graduation. Students should plan carefully with their advisers since some courses have prerequisites and are limited to specific semesters. Students may not participate in courses designated with the education/elementary education prefix (EDEL) until after being admitted to the professional program in teacher education.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the requirements for a degree in elementary education (2-6) will be able to:

  1. Apply content and pedagogical knowledge to the teaching and learning process for students in the 2-6 grades.
  2. Provide learning environments supported by technology.
  3. Demonstrate through differentiated instruction fair treatment of students based on each child’s educational needs.
  4. Analyze student performance to improve instruction.
  5. Demonstrate professional behaviors and dispositions.
  6. Collaborate with families and communities to support the learning of all children in the classroom.

Degree Requirements (120+ Credits)

Core Curriculum Requirements


University Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements (3-6+ Credits) *  

Foundation Courses (43 Credits)*

Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required

Scientific Concepts

Complete the following courses:

Humanistic Concepts and Structure and Development of U.S.

Education Concepts


*Course credit hours only count once toward the total university graduation credit hour requirements. Click on Credit Sharing  for more information.

**This course is a university graduation requirement.

Major Requirements (45 Credits)

Minimum grade of ‘C’ is required.

Electives (0-4 Credits)

Complete one elective course.  Courses beginning with the EDUC, EDIT, or HONR prefix are recommended, but not required.

Total Credits Required: 120+

+ Students are advised to be aware that strict adherence to the prescribed courses as recommended by their advisers is necessary for graduation with 120 credit hours. If students cannot or do not follow the recommended courses, more than 120 credit hours will be necessary for meeting all program requirements.

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