Elementary Education, BS

The BS in Elementary Education degree fits within the goals and mission of Clayton State University’s School of Education, which is to prepare highly qualified teachers for the region and state. The Elementary Education program will prepare individuals to work with students in grades P-5. The Clayton State University teacher education programs are maintained in partnership with seven county school systems in the University’s primary service area—Clayton, DeKalb, Fayette, Fulton, Henry, Rockdale, and Spalding. The Teacher Education Advisory Council serves as an external advisory group for all of Clayton State University’s teacher education programs.

Program Requirements

No grades of D are accepted in any of the Teacher Education degree. 

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)42
All Core Curriculum requirements for the Elementary Education degree are shown under Core Curriculum in the Graduation Requirements section of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F)18
EDUC 2110Invest. Critical/Contem. Issue3
EDUC 2120Exploring Socio-Culture3
EDUC 2130Exploring Learning & Teaching3
SCI 3110
Physical Science I
and Physical Science Laboratory
SCI 3130Integrated Science-Life Scienc3
MATH 2008Fndtns of Numbers & Operations3
Upper Division Requirements60
EDUC 3025Music for Early Childhood Educ3
EDUC 3029Intro to Early Child Develop3
EDUC 3030Exploring-Exceptional Learner3
EDUC 3033Individual & Class Management3
EDUC 3035Curriculum and Instruction3
EDUC 3040ELL Principles and Strategies3
EDUC 3403Teaching Math in Primary (P-2)3
EDUC 3404Teaching Math in Primary (3-5)3
EDUC 3405Social Studies Methods for ECE3
EDUC 3406ELA Methods: Lang & Lit P-53
EDUC 3407Science Methods in Early Child3
EDUC 3410Culturally Responsive Instruct3
EDUC 4070Theory, Research and Pedagogy3
EDUC 4049Asssessment & Evaluation - ECE3
MATH 3020Concepts of Algebra3
MATH 3030Concepts of Geometry3
EDUC 4740Early Childhood Practicum5
EDUC 4745Early Childhood Internship5
EDUC 4004Early Childhood Seminar I1
EDUC 4005Early Childhood Seminar II1
Total Credit Hours120