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Elementary Education

Major in Elementary Education at Erskine!

Teaching influences the next generation like no other career. Can you think of specific teachers who helped shape your world? That’s why Elementary Education is so important! Join Erskine’s Department of Education and become one of those who make a difference.

Learn from Erskine’s Dedicated Faculty

Education faculty members at Erskine care deeply about their students and seek to cultivate in them the same care for children. At Erskine, we believe teaching is not a mechanical process but a skilled craft you learn by practice and mentoring. Professors get to know each student very well on an individual basis to enable them to cultivate the skills necessary to become a great teacher.

Real-World Experience in Elementary Education

As an education major, you will spend time in the classroom, giving you the hands-on experience you need as a teacher. Graduates consistently report being well prepared for their first year of teaching.


The Elementary Education major prepares students for certification to teach Grades 2-6 in South Carolina public schools. Erskine’s Education program prepares teacher education candidates to assume professional positions as certified teachers in public schools in South Carolina.


Our Teacher Education Program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by the State Board of Education. The program was previously accredited by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Erskine teacher candidates who obtain South Carolina certification are usually eligible for reciprocity in other states, and Erskine alumni are certified teachers in Texas and California as well as all nearby states.


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Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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