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-one 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 2400; PHED 310; PSYC 212 and 303.
Elementary education majors must also take a total of eight hours of science content; these hours may include science coursework taken for general education credit. However, Elementary majors must take four hours in Life Science (Biology) and four hours in Physical Science (either Chemistry OR Physics).