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College of Education

Bachelor of Science (BS), Elementary Education (Grades 2-6)

Program Overview

The hybrid undergraduate Elementary Education program prepares you to not only teach academic areas of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and reading, fine arts, physical education, and literature, but also to nurture your pupils’ intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural development. Our professors will show you how to use the latest educational technology for teaching children, such as iPad integration and interactive whiteboards. Our program is also nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and follows the guidelines of the South Carolina State Department of Education. Our hybrid seven-week classes are conveniently designed for the busy working professional.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

121

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 121
Program Type: BS
Location: Hybrid
Time to Complete: Up to 36 hours per year
Start Date: Fall: August & October | Spring: January & March | Summer: May & June
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Why AU?

Ready for the next chapter in your academic, professional, and spiritual life? Whether you are graduating high school or pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree, we invite you to be a part of one of the top regional universities in the South (U.S. News & World Report). Come discover why the Institutional Research & Evaluation, Inc. identified Anderson University as one of the top-ranked, most affordable colleges in the country. Take the next step in your journey of academic excellence today.
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Career Outlook

Along with your degree, you’ll be equipped to earn your teaching certification for the state of South Carolina for 2nd through 6th grade. Your certification will be recognized in many other states, so you can also teach elsewhere or explore additional career opportunities. Some of our grads have gone on to work in agencies that specialize in child development, education advocacy, or ministry. Our professors receive calls every semester from school administrators who want to hire Anderson University graduates because they are known for their professionalism, competence, and desire to shape South Carolina’s elementary school children.



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Career Outlook

Along with your degree, you’ll be equipped to earn your teaching certification for the state of South Carolina for 2nd through 6th grade. Your certification will be recognized in many other states, so you can also teach elsewhere or explore additional career opportunities. Some of our grads have gone on to work in agencies that specialize in child development, education advocacy, or ministry. Our professors receive calls every semester from school administrators who want to hire Anderson University graduates because they are known for their professionalism, competence, and desire to shape South Carolina’s elementary school children.



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Anderson University is a national leader in higher education in its use of technology to support and enhance all aspects of its core function—teaching and learning, which has led to the institution being recognized as an Apple Distinguished School since 2014. Through Anderson’s Digital Learning Initiative, Anderson has provided all of its residential undergraduate students and select graduate program students with an iPad Air and Apple Pencil. The mission of transforming learning experiences and preparing students to serve their communities and careers in the twenty-first century is enhanced through mobile devices developed by Apple.

Admission Requirements

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Previous Degree Required

No previous degree is required to enroll in this program.

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Transcript Requirements

More than 24 transfer credit hours: Official 2- & 4- year school transcripts need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program.Less than 24 transfer credit hours: Official 2- & 4- year school transcripts as well as official high school or GED transcripts* will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. •GED applicants with no previous college credits will need to submit an admission essay.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Can excempt PRAXIS Core with a 22 ACT composite score, 1650 SAT score (2005-2015) or 1100 SAT score (March 2016-present). Must pass PRAXIS within the first semester to remain in program.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline is two (2) weeks before a term start date.

More Information

I-20 Approved: No
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): Yes
Program Director:
Dr. Jeremy Watts
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
32 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 64 Credit Hours – Elementary Education Major Core Requirements | 4 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 21 Credit Hours – General Electives
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