127 Credit Hours


The purpose of the Elementary Education program is to prepare students to provide appropriate learning experiences which meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of children in kindergarten through grade six.

Articulation Agreement with Winston-Salem State University

Carolina University is delighted to have an articulation agreement with Winston-Salem State University. The partnership is designed to allow students to take courses at WSSU with the goal of completing an Elementary Education degree at both schools. Students who earn a degree from WSSU will be recommended for North Carolina State Licensure.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the basic elements of legal and legislative issues in regards to teaching, learning, and supervision of students in a school environment
  • Recognize student diversity and assimilate methods of differentiation that makes learning a successful event
  • Select and implement classroom management strategies that produce a stable atmosphere of learning
  • Employ instructional methods, concepts, technologies, and strategies that contribute to an effective learning environment for all disciplines of study
  • Formulate authentic assessments that reflect results that are valid and reliable
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of curriculum choices based on current pedagogical theories and student needs

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

To earn the Bachelor of Science degree in education from CU, students must:

  • Complete the required number of designated semester credit hours with a grade-point average of at least 2.75. The student must make a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program.
  • Complete the program of study described in the university catalog. This includes field experience hours, course work in professional studies, and general education. The program advisor will assist you through the process.
  • Meet the requirements for the professional exams as previously described
  • Comply with the university’s requirements concerning settlement of all financial obligations
  • Be recommended by the faculty for graduation

Students must complete at least 6 credit hours of Bible courses to qualify for ACSI certification.  To qualify for ACSI's lifetime Bible endorsement, students should take at least 30 credit hours of Bible courses.