Best fit for:
• First-time college students, transfers, or non-traditional students
• Residential students at our main campus or commuters.
Who will my professors be?
Our Undergraduate Admissions team can help!
Grow young minds.
With intensive guidance from Piedmont’s expert faculty, elementary education candidates can pursue their passion and develop a deep understanding of and empathy for the diverse social, emotional, and instructional needs of young people in Pk-5th grade. As candidates transition into their careers as elementary educators, they receive unique mentoring, support, and community-embedded learning. Our programs are for anyone who wants to change lives and transform schools, no matter where they are in their educational or professional journey. Graduates join an accomplished coalition of Piedmont alumni who year after year pursue excellence and experience the challenges and triumphs of teaching.
The program requires carefully planned course work in areas like child psychology, cognition, multicultural education, assessment, and the content methods needed to implement best classroom practices. The progression of courses begin with candidates learning how to develop effective lesson plans, how to then apply content knowledge to instructional planning through methods course work, and how to expand their planning to include management and inclusive practices for the classroom environment.
Similarly, our dynamic, three-internship model, which results in more than 1000 clinical hours in Georgia classrooms, connects candidates with supervising faculty and mentoring practitioners in schools around Georgia. Out in the field, candidates develop their abilities to work with learners from all backgrounds and abilities in private or public schools situated in urban, rural, and suburban areas. During internships, students monitor and develop professional dispositions that build lasting relationships with colleagues, students, and families.
What classes will I take?
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What can I do with a major in Elementary Education?
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