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Elementary Education, grades K-5

The elementary education program combines classroom sessions with student teaching fieldwork to provide you with the theoretical and practical knowledge and experience to become a teacher in grades K-5. Upon completion of your degree, you will be eligible to earn your Tennessee state teaching license for kindergarten through fifth grade. To earn a Bachelor of Science in elementary education, you will take courses in English, history, science, mathematics and elementary education.

This major is also available as an add-on endorsement license.

Courses in this major include:

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Introduction to teaching
  • Educational psychology
  • Math for elementary school teachers
  • Teaching reading
  • Classroom management
  • Literary assessment

What can you do with this degree?

  • Elementary school teacher