Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
The Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education is a degree program for undergraduate students at USCB who wish to teach and earn South Carolina teaching certification for grades 2-6. Elementary education majors benefit from engaging hands-on experiences, opportunities to integrate theory with teaching practice, and extensive field and clinical experiences in local schools. This program provides students with a broad academic background and the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for elementary teachers in grades 2-6.
The elementary education program is a 123 semester-hour program. All students seeking to complete the B.A. in Elementary Education degree must be formally admitted into the Professional Program when they have completed a minimum of 46 semester hours, 30 of which must be completed at USCB, and met other requirements. The Pre-Professional and Professional Program sequence for elementary education requires 70 hours of coursework focused on the development of pedagogical and content knowledge.
The curriculum focuses on instructional strategies, teaching methodologies, assessment techniques, theories of child growth and development, elementary school curriculum, and unique learning needs of exceptional students. The program has embedded field, practica, and clinical experiences throughout the coursework. In addition, the elementary education curriculum aligns with the conceptual framework, the Constructivist Educator, and prepares USCB's graduates to work with colleagues and teach students of varied cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds in the global community.