Elementary Education for Teacher Assistants to Teachers

Earn your degree and obtain teacher licensure in just five to seven academic semesters of fully-online coursework. 

This program has been designed to meet the needs of teacher assistants who wish to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education; it also offers a concentration in exceptional children where candidates can then attempt to take the PRAXIS licensure exam and add on the EC license. With a fully-online delivery format, students can earn their degree in five to seven academic semesters of coursework.


What You’ll Learn

Your major in Elementary Education requires courses in art, math, music, physical education, social studies education, and science education in order to give you a comprehensive background in core academic subjects to better equip you to handle the many questions bound to come your way.

  • Teaching in 21st Century Schools
  • Foundations of Literacy
  • Language Arts Methods
  • Literacy Practicum
  • Fine Arts Integration
  • Integration in Assessment in 21st Century Schools
  • Classroom Management
  • Healthful Living for the Elementary Educator
  • Social Studies Methods
  • Science Methods
  • Math Methods
  • Child Psychology
  • Facilitating Learning in 21st Century Schools 

Additional information, including descriptions of specific courses and their corresponding credit hours, is available in the Academic Catalog.

Program Requirements

  • Pass state required examinations (currently PRAXIS core and PRAXIS CKT Math)
  • Successfully Interview for Admissions in to the Teacher Education Program
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7
  • Pass Pearson North Carolina licensure examinations
  • Successful completion of the edTPA Portfolio

ADmission Requirements

What is Needed to apply?

  • Must be a current K-12 public schools teacher assistants
  • Minimum 24 transfer credit hours
  • Minimum GPA: 2.7
  • Either meet CAA (comprehensive articulation agreement) or DCP general education core requirements


Program Features

  • Fall start date with year-round enrollment, including summer
  • Grant available for those who qualify
  • One-on-one clinical mentors for the duration of your enrollment
  • Program assessors who provide constructive feedback on assignments within 36 hours
  • Academic advisors available by email and phone, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • edTPA assessment support
  • Small classes
  • Highly-qualified and knowledgeable content instructors
  • Synchronous and asynchronous online delivery

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