Elementary Education Major

Make a difference. Build your community.

Through a major in elementary education, you can learn how to have an impact on your community. You can become a classroom instructor or an education administration. You may also consider working outside the classroom with nonprofit organizations or in social work.

Why study elementary education at the College of Charleston?

Through our local partnerships, you'll gain hands-on classroom experience in diverse settings. This provides you with valuable practice for becoming a teacher. It also strengthens your connection with the community. The College of Charleston is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

What will I learn?

Elementary education provides you with the opportunity to learn skills to make a difference. You will study topics like classroom management and how to instruct a diverse array of learners. You will also learn essential teaching pedagogy and methodology. You'll be prepared for a successful career inside or outside of the classroom.

View Curriculum: Elementary Education, B.S.

Program Highlights

Through our strong local partnerships, you'll gain hands-on classroom experience in diverse settings. You will develop the skills necessary to connect with others. You'll find you have what it takes to become a community leader.
  • Hands-On Learning

    Our program utilizes hands-on learning through multiple classroom field experiences. You will observe and interact with instructors and students. You'll develop your practical knowledge of elementary education.

  • Internships & Clinical Experience

    The School of Education offers students a variety of internship opportunities. You will complete a student-teaching clinical experience in the second semester of your senior year.

Careers & Outcomes

Elementary education graduates may teach the second through the sixth grades. Recent students hold lead teaching positions locally and nationally. Our graduates also have the foundation to pursue a career in education administration or social work.