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Elementary Education

School of Education

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About the Degree

The Elementary Education Program provides preparation for teaching in public school grades 2-6. Students move through the Elementary Education program as a cohort, taking prescribed courses during sequenced semesters. Each candidate is required to fulfill at least 100 hours of observation/direct teaching at the elementary level prior to their student internship.

Program Highlights

Our Elementary Education program values experiences in and out of the classroom. Therefore, our students are active in coursework, research, and scholarship.

Students are provided practical experience with children of different age levels and in different types of public school settings.


At UofSC Aiken, our teacher education programs are fully accredited by the South Carolina Department of Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as well as the program’s respective professional organizations. Our award winning faculty hold advanced degrees from respected Universities and are experienced classroom teachers and administrators.

Please click on the links below to learn more about the specific plans of the Early Childhood Education curriculum.  

View Elementary Education Program of Study Sheet

Learn More

We are excited you’re interested in joining our Elementary Education team! For more information on the Elementary Education program please contact Dr. Judy Beck at 803-641-3483 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..