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Bachelor of Science (BS), Elementary Education with add-on certification in Early Childhood Education

Program Overview

The on-campus undergraduate Elementary Education program will help expand your knowledge and develop the skills to energize young minds. This track includes an add-on certification in Early Childhood Education and will equip you to teach at any level, from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. You’ll study teaching theories and methods while also gaining an understanding of these students’ learning characteristics.

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Program at a
Glance

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

127

DETAILS

Total Credit Hours: 127
Program Type: BS
Location: Seated (Main Campus)
Time to Complete: 4 Years (8 Semesters)
Start Date: Fall: August | Spring: January
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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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The Knowledge You Will Gain

Elementary Education students complete coursework in educational pedagogy, literacy, content methods, and embedded clinicals in addition to core classes. If you are seeking the Early Childhood add-on, you will take several courses specifically designed to support your development as an aspiring early educator. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

Graduates can seek certification to teach in public or private school classrooms. While the vast majority become teachers, some grads head to the mission field, working inside and outside of the classroom. Others work with education-focused nonprofits.

Starting Salaries

Principal: $98,400 Elementary Teacher: $61,350 Recent national median salaries sources: Bureau of Labor

 

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Knowledge You’ll Gain

Elementary Education students complete coursework in educational pedagogy, literacy, content methods, and embedded clinicals in addition to core classes. If you are seeking the Early Childhood add-on, you will take several courses specifically designed to support your development as an aspiring early educator. Your curriculum will be a balance of building your content area knowledge and learning the foundational educational theories to build your teaching expertise.

Career Outlook

Graduates can seek certification to teach in public or private school classrooms. While the vast majority become teachers, some grads head to the mission field, working inside and outside of the classroom. Others work with education-focused nonprofits.

Starting Salaries

Principal: $98,400 Elementary Teacher: $61,350 Recent national median salaries sources: Bureau of Labor

 

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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

Official high school or GED transcripts will need to be submitted as part of the application process for this program. Transfer students must submit official transcripts from their previous school.

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Additional Admission Requirements

Two essays (prompts) OR Official SAT, ACT, or CLT scores

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Application Deadline

Anderson University has a rolling admission process (students are notified when the are accepted whenever that is during the year) but students are encouraged to apply by the following dates: December 1st for the best scholarship consideration and no later than July 1st to begin in the fall semester.

More Information

I-20 Approved: Yes
I-17 Approved: No
Non Degree Option Available (Minor): No
Program Director:
Dr. Kim Tisi
Breakdown of Credit Hours:
41 Credit Hours – University Core Requirements | 64 Credit Hours – Elementary Education Major Core Requirements | 12 Credit Hours – Early Childhood Education Concentration Requirements | 7 Credit Hours – Cognate Course Requirements | 3 Credit Hours – General Electives
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