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Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Get the convenience of 100% online classes AND the perks of an in-classroom experience through student teaching

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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 is the only elementary education program in Georgia with 100% online classes. Though you’ll take all of your classes online, you’ll also get in-person classroom experience through a year-long student teaching residency.

This degree prepares you to work with children, families and communities to provide quality educational experiences for young children from birth through fifth grade. 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 Classes

Lectures and assignments for this degree are 100% online to better fit your busy life

GaPSC-Approved

You’re getting a degree from a university that’s GaPSC-approved.

On-Ground Student Teaching

Get real classroom experience alongside expert educators all across Georgia


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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

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


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  • Best Value

  • $678

    Cost per credit

  • $17k

    The average financial aid package for Brenau students


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