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Elementary Education

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Connect your heart for children with your passion for teaching as you study Elementary Education at North Greenville University

Education Grads Find Jobs
100% of NGU’s job-seeking education graduates land a teaching job soon after graduation (2016-2018).
NGU Education Graduates
The United States. Around the world. Over 1,200 NGU education graduates teach in both public and private schools across the globe.
Years of experience
Our faculty has over 200 combined years of teaching experience in both public and private schools. This doesn’t even include their vast experience in higher education!

Their Futures Begin with You 

Few professions are as rewarding as those which engage the minds of children. Positively impact children’s lives through a variety of careers such as elementary school assistant or teacher (if you go on to get certification), children’s ministry worker, or missionary. Help young hearts and minds thrive – academically, spiritually, and socially- all with an Elementary Education degree from North Greenville University.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education?

Elementary education is a rewarding field that empowers educators to inspire young learners, foster academic growth, and create a strong foundation for future success.

By providing engaging instruction, personalized support, and a nurturing environment, elementary educators make a lasting impact on the lives of students and ignite a lifelong love of learning.


Parent Educator

Children’s Ministry Worker

2nd to 6th Grade Teacher (Public)

Study Every Aspect of Elementary Education

Academic Success

Scientific Inquiry in a Living World

Engaging the Biblical Narrative

Oral Communication

Integrating a Biblical Worldview

Composition and Rhetoric

Composition and Literature

History Course

Contemporary Math or higher

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Education

Integrating Technology

Planning & Assessment

Foundations of Reading *

PE & Health Methods

Child Development

Classroom Management

Reading & Writing in the Content Area*+

Elementary Math Content

Methods & Materials for Young Child

Integrating the Arts

Teaching Social Studies +

Human Growth and Development in Education

The Exceptional Learner

Reading & Assessment I *

Reading & Assessment II *

Utilizing Technology

Teaching Elementary Science +

Teaching Elementary Math +

Family and Community Relations

Professional Portfolio/Teaching Experience

Experience Learning on the Front Lines

Teacher See, Teacher Do

Your hands-on experience begins your freshman year as you observe teachers and students in real-world classroom settings. By your junior year, you’ll use these observations to write your very own lesson plans.

Student Teaching

Then, put those lesson plans to good use for the ultimate experience of your elementary education journey–one full semester of student teaching in a local elementary school.

Cap It All Off with a Senior Portfolio

Showcase your growth and experience as you compile your Professional Portfolio. Display your teaching talents through a digital portfolio to share when you interview for jobs. You’ve worked hard, it’s time to highlight that success.

Elementary Ed. Beside Experienced & Faithful Teachers

Constance Wright, EdD
Dean, College of Education
Nancy Caukin, EdD
Associate Dean, College of Education
Melissa Cruver, EdD
Department Chair, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Andrew S. Hodges, MEd
Program Director, Secondary Education
W. LaVelle McCray, MEd
Instructor, Education
Sarah McKinney, MEd
Instructor, Education
Linda O. Parker, EdD
Assistant Professor, Education

Have Questions about the Elementary Education Program?

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Melissa Cruver, EdD

Department Chair, Early Childhood and Elementary Education
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