Children spend so much time with their teachers—nearly as much with their family—which provides graduates of AU’s Elementary Education bachelor’s program the opportunity to shape future generations. With this in mind, our professors prepare AU students not only to teach academic areas of mathematics, science, social studies, language arts and reading, fine arts, physical education, and literature, they’ll also be equipped to nurture their pupils’ intellectual, social, emotional, and cultural development. Our faculty also will show you how to use the latest educational technology for teaching children, such as iPad integration and interactive whiteboards.
How it works
You’ll need at least 131 credit hours to earn your Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and Anderson’s journey coaches can help you tailor your class schedule to accommodate your busy life. We know many of our adult students work during the day, so we offer the flexibility to meet your needs. Our accelerated, seven-week evening classes meet one or two days a week, so you won’t have to come to campus every day. And we offer some courses online, so you can complete your coursework from home. You’ll get to apply what you’re learning in real-world elementary classrooms through your clinical experiences. Anderson faculty have partnered with local public schools to keep our student’s university experience grounded in authentic elementary learning situations. AU students will spend 115 hours in elementary classrooms teaching a variety of lessons. During senior year, you’ll complete a 12-credit-hour course term in clinical practice—65 days in a public school classroom planning and teaching lessons to elementary schoolchildren.