Your Future in Elementary Education

Charleston Southern University’s Bachelor of Science in elementary education program is a rigorous course of study that provides candidates a robust learning experience including a balanced curriculum of course and fieldwork to best prepare them for teaching children from second to sixth grades. A unique aspect of our education program is that candidates are placed in classrooms throughout the Charleston metro area beginning their freshman year. Each semester students progressively increase practicum experiences from observation into a yearlong placement for their senior year. 

CSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Justin Mitchell

Justin Mitchell

Professor of Education, Director of Undergraduate Programs

Elementary Education: it's a calling

Prospective students should choose this program if they feel called to teach, want to learn in a Christian environment with highly skilled and experienced professors, and want to have a rich educational foundation steeped in practical and real-world experiences.

As an Elementary Education major, you’ll take courses like…

  • Life Science for Educators
  • Principles and Philosophy of Education
  • Strategies for Managing Individual Differences
  • School, Parent and Community Relations
  • Methods for Classroom Management and Effective Instruction in the Elementary School 

Graduates are equipped for a variety of career paths.

  • Public School Elementary Educator
  • Private School Elementary Educator
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College of Education

The mission of the College of Education is to prepare professional educators who, guided by a strong sense of community and the integration of their faith, are academically strong, skilled and morally committed to educating in a wide range of culturally diverse learning environments. The College of Education offers a liberal arts core curriculum, professional education courses, clinical settings, content specialty courses and other extracurricular candidate experiences including Future Teachers Society, Teaching Fellows, service projects, mission programs and more.

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Wingo Hall

Wingo Hall houses classrooms for the humanities and education and faculty offices for the College of Education. Named for Henry C. Wingo.

The College of Education provided a great hands-on experience from the very beginning. The professors genuinely care about helping you be the best you can be. They nurture your passion for teaching and are not just focused on grades. You will be equipped to handle classroom challenges as well as meet your student’s needs.

Melissa MacDonald / elementary education, ’185th Grade Teacher at Goose Creek Elementary & 2018-2019 Rookie Teacher of the Year

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