Bachelor of Science in
Elementary Education, Grades 1-5


Elementary Education, Grades 1-5

Southeastern's Elementary Education program helps students develop effectiveness in communication, leadership and other skills necessary for teaching in the area of education. The curriculum requires a solid background of Elementary Education classes as well as essential content courses in math, science and the humanities. A strong emphasis is placed on relevant field experiences throughout the program, and students gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to have a positive impact on student achievement in grades 1 through 5.

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Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation / National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

  • Course objectives and learner outcomes aligned COMPASS/ National Institute for Excellence in Teaching , and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

  • The TeachLivE virtual-rehearsal classroom featuring real-time avatars with unique characteristics is available for students to practice classroom management, pedagogy and content teaching skills in a virtual environment

  • A variety of field experiences prepare candidates for a successful teaching career at the appropriate grade level

  • Service-learning opportunities such as the regional science fair competition

  • Honors curriculum available

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required: 120
  • Pass all parts of the PRAXIS Core: Pre-Professional Skills Test in Reading, Writing and Mathematics
  • Approximately 110 hours of field experience prior to student teaching
  • Have a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average and a 2.75 cumulative or degree grade point average in work completed at Southeastern
  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required professional courses in Education and Educational Psychology
  • Complete and earn a grade of "C" or better in all required courses in first teaching fields (identified on the curriculum sheet)
  • Pass PRAXIS II examinations in Principles of Learning and Teaching and Content Area Specialty Tests
  • Complete and earn a grade of "B" or better in Education 202
  • Successfully complete portfolio submissions during the program
  • Successfully complete student teaching or year-long residency


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Elementary Mathematics Teacher
  • Elementary Reading Teacher
  • Elementary Teacher

Types of Employers

  • Parochial School Systems
  • Private School Systems
  • Public School Systems



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Student Orgs & Activities

Kappa Delta Pi

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