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Degree Overview

North Greenville University’s (NGU) Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Educational Studies is designed to equip students with the knowledge related to child development, learning and motivation in the elementary level programs. Students can expect to teach in Christian schools, many international schools, tutoring programs or work in a variety of educational fields. A distinctively Christ-centered program, students have opportunities to dialog with faculty on biblical applications as they apply to ethics, modeling, and leadership in the classroom. For class scheduling flexibility, NGU offers both full time and part-time program options.

Degree Objectives

Upon completion of the Elementary Educational Studies degree, you will have created and implemented lesson planning that constructs effective learning opportunities and environments for child development. Your degree will build a strong foundation to pursue a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and future state certification.

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Online | Blended Programs

100% online, flexible class format to accommodate your busy schedule. And, for select courses, you will have the opportunity to complete your class online or supplement the online component with a blended learning environment for weekly on campus or virtual (real-time) class sessions.

  • Online
  • On Campus
  • Blended
  • 14 Avg. online class size
  • 8 Weeks per term
  • 5 Start dates per year

Degree Curriculum

Each class is designed to deepen your understanding and appreciation of education for children’s development and motivation to learn in the classroom environment, through various communication, technology methods, and lesson planning.

To learn more about the Elementary Educational Studies degree, connect with NGU through the “Request Info” form provided below.

Sample Courses

Course TitleCreditsClass Formats
Introduction to Education3Online, Blended
Child Development3Online, Blended
Literature for Children3Online, Blended
Exceptional Learner3Online, Blended
Educational Psychology3Online, Blended