Your Future in Elementary Education

Discover your passion for teaching with Charleston Southern University’s Bachelor of Science in elementary education program. Designed to prepare candidates for teaching children from Grades 2-6, our rigorous curriculum offers a balanced blend of coursework and hands-on practicums, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience.

One of the hallmarks of our program is the early immersion into classroom settings in Dorchester District 2, Charleston, and Berkeley County school districts. From freshman year onwards, candidates engage in practicum experiences that progressively increase in depth and duration, culminating in a yearlong senior placement. This unique approach provides invaluable real-world experiences, setting our graduates apart in the field of elementary education.

At CSU, we believe teaching is more than a career—it’s a calling. Our program offers a nurturing Christian environment where students learn from highly skilled and experienced professors. With a rich educational foundation rooted in practical experiences, our graduates emerge as confident and effective educators ready to make a difference in the lives of young learners.

Resources for Future Teachers

CSU’s partners at TeachSC have free tools and resources to make applying to our program, and becoming a classroom teacher, easier. If you create a TeachSC account, you will have access to:

  • An interactive application checklist to keep you on track.
  • 1-on-1 expert advice for any question along the way.
  • How-to guides for eligibility, applications, testing and finances.
  • A chance to win a $1,000 scholarship toward tuition.

To get access, sign up for TeachSC!


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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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