Elementary Education Programs & Degrees

The Elementary Education program offers the Bachelor of Arts degree. After completing the general education requirements, students take, among others, the courses listed below:

  • Introduction to Education
  • Principles of Effective Teaching
  • Methods of Teaching in the Content Areas
  • Children's Literature
  • Human Growth and Development
  • The Exceptional Child

In addition to the above courses, students take three practical courses where they participate in public school classrooms, assisting teachers, and providing instruction. This practical experience helps students apply what they have learned in their college classes.

Students also work in local schools to help in after-school homework centers, to lead groups in after-school science clubs, to serve as mentors for at-risk students, and to read children's literature to young children.

In their last semester at Limestone, Elementary Education majors spend 60 days student teaching in a local school classroom.

General Education

To earn a degree at Limestone College, students must meet General Education requirements. The General Education requirements cover the basic areas of academic study which the College considers essential for a well educated person.

For the Baccalaureate Degree, the requirements include:

12 semester hours in Social Sciences
18 semester hours in Fine Arts and Humanities
13-14 semester hours in Natural Sciences and Mathematics
2 semester hours in Physical Education