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Elementary Education

Bachelor of Science

Teacher candidates pursuing a degree in Elementary Education take classes from engaging professors and complete meaningful field experiences in local schools, beginning the first year.  Winthrop Elementary Education faculty seek to develop educators with a commitment to leadership, stewardship, collaboration, and innovation.  Winthrop Elementary Education majors are eagerly hired into successful teaching careers in today's school.

Curriculum & Learning Opportunities

The Elementary Education program at Winthrop University maintains an intense, clinically based curriculum.  We beleive in hands-on, engaging instruction that models best practices in teaching and prepares candidates to plan, implement, and analyze meaningful learning experiences for their students. Our classes develop strong connections between teacher candidates and faculty.  Candidates are not only prepared to teach; they are highly effective educators ready to meet the diversity and demands characcterized by 21st century classrooms.

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education - Curriculum


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Hear From Our Students & Faculty

Hannah Davis
Class of 2019

The first (and honestly most important) thing I love about this education program is the staff! The College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences professors are the best, hands down! Each and every professor I’ve had has taken the time to get to know me, support me and has motivated me to be the best I can be. They are truly the reason that this program is so amazing. Another thing I love about this program is the class size. Winthrop is known for having small classes but after speaking with fellow students in other majors, I believe education majors are one of the smallest. This has allowed me to form close relationships with many of my classmates which has turned us into a giant, supportive family. -- Hannah Davis '19 "

Baili Byrd
Class of 2019

My favorite part of the program is the yearlong internship. I have the ability to see practices that I have learned about in my campus courses, in action in a real classroom. In addition to practicing and improving my instruction, I also have the ability to learn aspects of the teaching career that Winthrop can't necessarily teach in a course. For example, learning how to collaborate with professional colleagues and communicate with parents. My students see me as their teacher since I've been there since August, not just a classroom assistant. -- Baili Byrd '19"


Brooke Tyndall
College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences, Class of 2019

would tell my friends that they are getting the absolute best education and experience from this program. As a rising senior, I can say that I already feel confident about my career choice and ready to take on a future job as an educator. The amazing field experiences have prepared me like no other. The faculty and staff in the College of Education, Sport, and Human Sciences care about their students and want to see them succeed. -- Brooke Tyndall '19" 


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