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Online Associate of Arts in Elementary Education careers

Gain essential skills for your elementary education career

Supportive faculty

Small classes

With Brenau University’s online Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, you can explore elementary education career options while gaining skills in behavior intervention strategies, tutoring, homeschooling and more.

  • Learn in small classes on a flexible schedule.
  • Pursue careers that require an elementary education degree.
  • Understand current trends in private and public schools.

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Start your elementary education career

Childhood education tutor $37,308 per year1

Preschool teacher $35,295 per year2

Elementary teacher assistant $29,460 per year3

Open the door to several elementary education careers

With Brenau University’s online Associate of Arts in Elementary Education, you can add to your teaching skills and increase your potential employment opportunities. Whether your goal is to become a pre-K teacher, tutor or homeschool teacher, the demand for these rewarding education careers is growing steadily.

Elementary education learning outcomes and skills

With Brenau’s online associate degree in elementary education, you can build effective teaching practices as you examine the emerging standards for early childhood educators working with children from pre-K through fifth grade.

Note: This program does not lead to initial certification.

What you’ll learn

Brenau’s elementary education associate degree helps you:

Skills you’ll gain

  • Planning, instructional and assessment skills
  • Behavior intervention
  • Tutoring

Support beyond graduation

At Brenau University, support doesn’t end at graduation. We’re here to ensure you have what you need to launch or advance in your career. From writing your resume to negotiating your salary, we support you every step of the way. Here are a few examples of career support you can expect as a Brenau student or alumnus.

Career services

Brenau University Career Services empowers you to pursue your ideal career with resume critiques, mock interviews, salary negotiation guidance and more. Contact us to take advantage of these services.

Professional development

The College provides in-person and virtual professional development sessions that cover career-related topics and assist students with their job searches.

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  1. Payscale. “Tutor with Childhood Education Skills.” March 11, 2023. Retrieved March 29, 2023, from
  2. Payscale. “Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education).” March 15, 2023. Retrieved March 27, 2023, from
  3. Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Teacher Assistants.” Oct. 4, 2022. Retrieved April 4, 2023, from