The Elementary Education program at PC is a challenging, field-based experience for students wishing to pursue certification to teach grades 2-6. The program is designed to provide you with exemplary training in methods of instruction in mathematics, science, social studies, and language arts paired with field experiences to provide an avenue to practice and hone instructional skills. You will complete coursework focusing on theories of learning, educating students with special needs, working with gifted and talented students, inquiry-based instruction, classroom management, and other current topics in elementary education.
Requirements for the Major
Students majoring in elementary education must complete sixty-five hours, including ART 280; EDUC 201, 350, 371, 391, 392, 393, and 440; EDEC 311; EDEL 305, 306, 312, 313, 394, 405, 406, and 407; GEOG 301; MUSC 307; PHED 310; PSYC 212 and 303.
Elementary education majors must also take a total of twelve hours of science content (eight hours for general education and four hours for the major). Students considering Elementary Education must take PHYS 211, four hours in approved BIOL course work, and four additional hours in either CHEM or PHYS.