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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Prepare to teach pre-K through 5th grade with Georgia’s only 100% online elementary education certification prep.

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Take a more active role in shaping the teaching practices in the early childhood years

The online bachelor’s degree in elementary education at Brenau (formerly known as early childhood education) is the only 100% online elementary education certification preparation in Georgia. This degree prepares you to work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children from birth through the elementary school years. Elementary teachers are also sought after for consultancy and professional development work in the area of children’s services.

Brenau’s elementary education bachelor’s degree helps you:

  • Gain professional experience in early childhood settings that help you make connections between theory and real-world practice
  • Start a comprehensive path to certification by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission for preschool through grade five
  • Increase potential employment options and career advancement

Choose Brenau for your elementary education bachelor’s degree

Our number-one priority is providing easy access to quality education so you can improve your life and achieve your career goals. Take advantage of resources like our professional tutoring program, academic coaching and our writing center – all of which serve online students.

100% Online

Coursework for this degree is 100% online to better fit your busy life

CAEP-Accredited

You’re getting a quality degree from a university with a quality accreditation

7-week classes

This four-year degree keeps coursework moving along at a pace convenient to you


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

While there are career opportunities in elementary education for those with an associate degree, those opportunities increase greatly with a bachelor’s degree. Brenau’s elementary education associate degree program provides you with foundational knowledge and skills, which you can apply right away in your career and expand upon by pursuing your bachelor’s.

Potential Careers

  • Preschool teacher
  • Daycare center teacher
  • Elementary school teacher

National Median Salary

Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
$57,980
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Job Growth

Kindergarten and Elementary School Education Opportunities
7%
Projected growth, 2016–2026


The B.S. in Elementary Education curriculum at Brenau is based on the skills and talents most desired in today’s education community

Core classes for the bachelor’s in elementary education include:

  • Introduction to Teacher Education
  • Developmental Psychology
  • School and Society
  • Introduction to Multicultural Education
  • Teaching Learners with Special Needs
  • Instructional Technology
  • Classroom Management
  • Effective Planning: Curriculum, Instruction, Technology (ECE)
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Education
  • Foundations and Cultural Issues for Teaching ESOL
  • Educational Assessment
  • Student Teaching (ECE)

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.


“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