Elementary Education Major
Includes Certification in Early Childhood P-3
Description of the Program:
Building the foundation for learning is essential for future success. When you major in Elementary Education, you prepare to teach children in grades P-6 with our curriculum which leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Once finished, you will be certified to teach in the state of Alabama, or in any state with which Alabama has a reciprocity agreement.
Methods of Teaching and Learning: An introduction to education
Classroom Management for Elementary Teachers: An exploration of management strategies and techniques
Methods of Teaching Reading, Social Studies, Science, and Language Arts: Courses in the content areas to teach strategies for each
Elementary Field Experience: Candidates go into the schools and work with teachers and students to learn how to teach and gain real-world experience
Literature for Children and Young Adults: An introduction to a variety of books and how to use them to teach all subjects
Julia Tutwiler Scholarship: Available to beginning freshman women majoring in education
Black Belt Teacher Corps Scholarship: Available to Junior and Senior education majors
TOTs (Teachers of Tomorrow): Mentoring program for freshmen education majors
Aver Stephens Rumley Award: Recognizes an outstanding Undergraduate student from the college of education
Carol Parnell Cunningham Award: Recognizes an outstanding Graduate student from the college of education
Candidates holding this degree are equipped to become teachers, daycare workers, daycare owners, and work for a school system.
Job placement rates are high.
Salaries are dependent upon the school system.
Advanced degrees increase salaries tremendously and place one in a position for promotion.
College of Education/Division of Teaching and Learning contact Dr. Dana Rolison at 205-652-3619.