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Elementary Education Programs at Reinhardt University

College of Humanities, Sciences, and TechnologyPrice School of Education
Bachelor | On Campus

Welcome to the gateway of inspiring young minds and shaping the future of education! Reinhardt University proudly presents its Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education program, where passion meets purpose in the noble art of teaching.

Here, we believe that every child holds boundless potential, waiting to be nurtured and empowered through the guidance of dedicated educators. Our program is designed to equip aspiring teachers with the knowledge, skills, and heart required to create engaging learning environments and make a lasting impact in the lives of young learners.

With a dynamic blend of theory and hands-on experience, our students embark on a transformative journey, learning innovative teaching strategies, fostering inclusive classrooms, and honing their ability to inspire curiosity and ignite a lifelong love for learning.

Join us at Reinhardt University as we embark on this remarkable adventure of shaping minds, building futures, and leaving an indelible mark on generations to come. Together, let’s embark on a journey where every lesson taught is a step towards a brighter tomorrow.

What You’ll Learn at RU

The PSOE Elementary Education (EE) program will lead to the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and will prepare teachers for certification in Pre-Kindergarten (PK) through grade five. Graduates of the Elementary Education degree program will complete a broad range of courses in the liberal arts through the general education curriculum, develop an understanding of the growth and development of young children with diverse academic needs, and develop expertise in the craft of differentiated instruction and assessment through extensive study and over 800 hours of field experience in professional education courses.

In order to incorporate extensive opportunities for elementary classroom experience in every component of the candidates’ preparation, the EE program will begin early to provide focused and well-structured field experience activities for candidates to understand, develop, and demonstrate principles of differentiated teaching. Stage I courses will offer opportunities for candidates to observe, assist, and interview elementary teachers who are planning and implementing differentiated instruction and assessment. During Stage II Clinical Practice Courses, candidates will participate in an 16-week practicum in an elementary school setting. For Stage III Clinical Residency, candidates will spend 16 weeks in a local elementary classroom. These experiences will foster the development of candidates who can work effectively over time with young children of diverse ages, with children with diverse abilities, and with children reflecting culturally and linguistically diverse family systems.

Elementary Education Classes You’ll Take

  • EDU 225 Lifespan Development from a Multicultural Perspective
  • EDU 230 Common Elements of Differentiated Instruction
  • EDU 318 Motivation and Learning for Diverse Students
  • EDU 325 Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction
  • EDU 344 Introduction to Reading

Careers in Elementary Education


Average salary for Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Elementary Education Program Details

Tuition and Fees

Reinhardt’s affordable tuition helps you get the personal attention and real-world experiences that will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Nearly all students at Reinhardt University receive some sort of financial aid or scholarship. Find out what options you may be eligible for.

Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations and activities round out the total educational program at Reinhardt University. And there is something for everyone, from sports and outdoor recreation, to student government and leadership opportunities, to multicultural and faith-based groups.

Campus Living

Living on campus is an essential part of the college experience and will help you adjust to college life. You’ll have more opportunities to interact with faculty and friends, get involved in activities, and have easy access to classes, the library, performing arts, recreational, and athletic facilities.