Elementary Education - B.S.Ed.

General Information

Degree & Major: Elementary Education - B.S.Ed.
College Name: Mary Frances Early College of Education
Department Name: Educational Theory and Practice
612 Aderhold Hall
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: This program prepares students for a professional four-year certificate in Georgia for teaching grades P-5. Requirements and prerequisites in the teaching field should be considered in choosing courses in the first and second years. All prospective teachers should plan their program with their advisor. Students must maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 and earn a C or better in all area VI and professional sequence courses. Students must apply for this restricted major.

The Elementary Education program has three cohorts starting each semester. Each cohort consists of four semesters of course work, including one semester of student teaching. Applicants must apply for a specific fall or spring semester. Please visit the Educational Theory and Practice website at https://coe.uga.edu/academics/degrees/bsed/early-childhood-education for the application and deadlines.

Career Opportunities: An individual with a teaching certificate in elementary education can be licensed to teach all subjects in grades P-5. A passing score on the GACE Content Assessment, the GACE Exit Ethics Assessment, and the edTPA Assessment is required for certification.

of Transfer Students:
Students are encouraged to contact the academic advisor for specific transfer information.
Study Abroad: Early Childhood Education: Modena, Italy; College of Education at Oxford; Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST).
Service Learning: Service Learning content and experiences are integrated into program courses.
Available Graduate Programs: M.A.T., PreK-5th Grade (Initial Certification)
M.Ed., Early Childhood Education
Ed.S., Early Childhood Education
Ph.D., Educational Theory and Practice