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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education - Post-Traditional, B.S.


Post-Traditional: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education Mission Statement

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program is to provide candidates with a degree program leading to initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education.  The program is designed in accordance with guidelines established by the South Carolina State Department of Education. This program is nationally recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI).

The program consists of a general education core strand; a professional education strand; and methods courses in science and social studies, mathematics, language arts and reading, fine arts, physical education, and literature. A teacher candidate learns strategies for teaching and assessing students in 2nd through 6th grade classrooms in these major courses. In accordance with the South Carolina State Department of Education, candidates must reach or exceed a GPA of 2.75 in order to successfully complete the program.

Elementary Education majors will complete a series of 4 benchmarks as they progress through the program. The successful benchmark is based on the teacher candidate meeting the specified requirements that have been established in accordance with the principles of the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), along with evaluation instruments aligned to the South Carolina State Department of Education and the College of Education’s dispositional themes as outlined in the Teacher Candidate Handbook.

Benchmark Requirements

Benchmark I  

Benchmark II  

Benchmark III  

Exit exam. All education majors must satisfy state competency requirements in English/Reading, Mathematics, and Writing either through passing the Praxis Core test or through ACT/SAT exemption. All education majors must take the PRAXIS II and Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT) exams administered by Educational Testing Services as a requirement for entering Clinical Experience.

College of Education Vision Statement

In keeping with the vision of Anderson University, the College of Education seeks to produce Christian educators who are characterized by a commitment to learning and service and are dedicated to inspire these values in their own classrooms of learners.

Curriculum Summary - Elementary Education

General Education Core

32 Credit Hours

Education Core

64 Credit Hours


4 Credit Hours

General Electives

21 Credit Hours

Total Hours

121 Credit Hours

Specific Grade Requirements: 2.75 Overall GPA and 2.75 Cumulative GPA in Major Requirements

Degree Requirements (121 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Requirements (32 Cr. Hrs.)

University Core Curriculum (Post-Traditional)  

Specified Core Curriculum Requirements:

Cognate Requirements (4 Cr. Hrs.)

General Electives (21 Cr. Hrs.)