Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

The Elementary Education degree is a broad-field program that will prepare you to become a teacher of young children. Upon completion of your degree requirements and passing the certification exam for pre-kindergarten to grade five in Georgia, you’ll be ready to make a difference in the classroom.

The Elementary Education degree is cross-disciplinary, and your course requirements will include particular emphasis on content studies in mathematics and reading. These course requirements relate to the broad and integrated nature of teaching in the elementary grades and the fundamental importance of developing young learners' reading and mathematical skills.

You will understand developmentally appropriate practices and an awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and individual differences among young learners.

The faculty and staff are here to support and assist you in making your experience individualized and meaningful for a long career. Kennesaw State is THE place in Georgia for innovative and supportive teacher training.

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Elementary Education Degree Pathway
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Elementary Education Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Diverse Studies — The Elementary education degree from KSU includes courses that will consist of various teaching areas, including; foundations of numbers and operations, life, earth, and physical science, music, visual arts, and more.

  • Year-Long Clinical Experience — As a part of the degree requirements, you will have experienced an intensive and extensive co-teaching yearlong clinical experience in elementary education.

  • Advocate for Education Resources — Many educational professionals must also learn to advocate for their students’ needs. You will have the knowledge, experience, and resources necessary to support your students — at the local, state and even national levels.

What can you do with an Elementary Education degree?

An Elementary Education degree will provide you with teaching skills, an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices, and awareness of and sensitivity to cultural diversity and individual differences among young learners.

The Elementary Education degree can lead to various professional jobs such as:  

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant
  • Training Specialist
  • Child Care Center Administrator
  • Consulting Educator
  • Counseling Psychologist
  • Curriculum Development
  • Elementary Education Program Director

Education Salary and Career Information

Below are jobs you could pursue with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from KSU.


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Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

Kennesaw State University 
Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
580 Parliament Garden Way,
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-2809

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