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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

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Prep for your Georgia teaching license online

Brenau’s online bachelor’s degree in elementary education is the only elementary education program in Georgia with 100% online classes. This degree will help you:

  • Get real classroom experience through a year-long student teaching residency.
  • Graduate ready to take the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) exam.
  • Become qualified to teach preschool through 5th grade in Georgia.

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Classes you’ll take

Over the course of this 120-credit program, you’ll take a variety of classes that have been specifically developed to help you prepare for your teaching license:

Core Courses (75 credit hours)
  • Applied Instruction
  • Classroom Management
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Educational Assessment
  • Effective Planning
  • History and Politics of Georgia
  • Instructional Technology
  • Integrating Fine Arts Activities
  • Introduction to Geography
  • Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Education
  • Literacy Assessment and Diagnosis*
  • Literacy Methodology*
  • Literary Concepts*
  • School and Society
  • Student Teaching ECE (9)
  • Teaching ESL in the Public Schools
  • Teaching Language*
  • Teaching Learners with Special Needs
  • Teaching Math*
  • Teaching Science*
  • Teaching Social Studies*

*Field experience required


“The professors at Brenau inspired me to become a highly effective educator, and they played an important part in learning different teaching methods that I currently use in my classroom.”

— Anita Smith, ’16


At Brenau, we treat our students differently

100% Online

Study when—and where—it’s convenient for you.

Support Systems

Our unique team of coaches offer expert guidance, from day one to graduation, that you won’t find anywhere else.

Generous Transfer Policy

We’ll take up to 65 of your credits.


To learn more about what it’s like to take college courses online, call an enrollment coach: 866.239.4762


You deserve to learn online the right way.

The recent impact of COVID-19 has many colleges hurrying to create online classes. At Brenau, our online degrees are anything but hurried. With our 20+ years of experience perfecting an accelerated online curriculum, you can rest assured you’re in expert hands.

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Elementary Education Students qualify for financial aid

In addition to federal or state financial aid, Georgia residents enrolled in this program may be eligible for the Applegate/Jackson/Parks Future Teacher Scholarship, as well as the TEACH Grant, which gives financial aid to students in return for an agreement to teach in a high-need school.


Get where you want to be in your career with a bachelor’s in elementary education

Potential Careers

  • Preschool teacher
  • Daycare center teacher
  • Elementary school teacher

Georgia State Median Salary

Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
$55,220
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Projected Job Growth in Georgia

Kindergarten and Elementary School Education Opportunities
14.9%
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018


Here’s how much you’ll pay


  • $678
    Per credit hour, 120 credit hours required
    Prices listed effective for 2020–2021 academic year.

  • 85%
    Brenau students who qualify for financial aid

Make your degree even more affordable

You don’t have to pay for your degree entirely on your own—take advantage of the variety of financial aid options available, including:

  • Federal and state grants
  • Loans
  • Scholarships

Learn more about financial aid at Brenau