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Elementary Education, BS

Elementary Education at Greenville University

Prepare to teach in a 21st century learning environment with Greenville University’s bachelor of science in elementary education. Enjoy a rigorous program embedded with multiple opportunities for hands-on experience in various learning environments. Learn to educate the whole child as you study best practices and time-honored pedagogical approaches. The mission of our program is to train teachers to be servant leaders in a culturally diverse world.

 
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90% job placement

Ninety percent of graduates from Greenville University’s School of Education find work in the field of education within the first year after graduation.

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99% pass rate on edTPA

GU education students have a 99% pass rate on the edTPA, a high-stakes test required in the State of Illinois for licensure.

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300 classroom hours

Acquire more than 300 hours of experience in classroom from rural to urban settings.

 

Why GU

Double Licensure

Double Licensure

Complete double licensure requirements for early childhood and elementary education in a four-year bachelor's degree program. Double licensure allows teachers to work with students from birth through grade 6 in public schools, providing a wide range of opportunities.

Gateways ECE Credential

Gateways ECE Credential

Greenville University is a Gateways to Opportunity entitled institution for the ECE credential levels 2,3,4, and 5.

Fully Accredited

Fully Accredited

Our School of Education is accredited through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE).

Character Education

Character Education

Earn nationally recognized certification in character education from Character Plus and learn to educate the whole child.

4 years, 2 majors, 1 degree

4 years, 2 majors, 1 degree

Complete dual licensure requirements for special education (pre-K to age 21) and elementary education (grades 1-8) in a four-year bachelor’s degree.

 

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