Bachelor of General Studies in Elementary Education Certification

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Why Choose General Studies in Elementary Education? 

Our specialized Bachelor of General Studies in Elementary Education Certification offers you the freedom to tailor your education while gaining a solid foundation for a rewarding career in elementary education. This program brings together flexible degree path planning and hands-on learning experiences to effectively prepare you for state teaching certification and a career shaping the learners of tomorrow. 

What You'll Learn 

Your studies will span a wide range of topics, including child development, educational psychology, and various teaching techniques for elementary subjects such as math, social studies, and reading. The program is designed to provide a holistic understanding of education, ensuring you're well equipped to support children’s growth and development both inside and outside the classroom.

Pair your degree with a related minor or explore your other interests without taking on a full course load.

Program Details

In addition to studying professional education, this degree requires a minor in elementary education certification and three specific content area minors—social and cultural studies, English/language arts, and math and science. You'll work closely with your academic advisor to devise the most effective degree path that aligns with your career aspirations. 

View the core requirements needed for the Bachelor of General Studies in Elementary Education Certification at Columbia College.

Flexible Education

Columbia College Global offers traditional classroom instruction for many courses at nationwide locations. Students at nationwide locations are expected to engage with multiple learning methods, including online and virtual while completing their degree. Columbia College offers on-campus programs with traditional classroom instruction at the Residential Campus in Columbia, Missouri.


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