Elementary Education BS [for Teacher Assistants]

Earn your online Elementary Education degree without leaving your classroom!

Program-at-a-Glance (Undergraduate)

Credit Hours:

Total Hours: 121

Major Area of Study: 62

Additional Requirements: 15-30

Elective Requirements: 6-21

Cost per Credit Hour:

$383.59

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Completion Time:

2 years

Accreditation:

CAEP

Special Requirements:

For Mississippi residents, working as a teacher assistant in a general K-6 classroom


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Are you currently a teacher’s assistant? If so, you know what it takes to lead a K-6 classroom. In fact, you have probably thought about leading your own classroom one day. The Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) is a fully online Elementary Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi, and is designed specifically to support your goals as an educator. It offers you a convenient pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science degree and becoming a certified teacher while continuing your job as a teacher assistant. You don’t have to leave your current classroom to earn this degree! Check out some of the jobs our graduates landed after earning this degree.

  • Elementary Teacher K – 5
  • Behavior Intervention Specialist
  • Upper Elementary
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Before and After School Mentor
  • Reading Interventionist
  • Community Education Coordinator
  • Director of Advocacy

Graduates of the Elementary Education program are eligible to become certified teachers for grades K-6 with a reading endorsement and the choice of an endorsement in Math K-8, Math 9-12, Science, Social Studies, Foreign Language, or English. Our programs are designed to meet licensure requirements in the State of Mississippi. We do not guarantee to meet the licensure requirements of other states. Looking for more? Our enrollment coaches are standing by. Click here for more info!  This is your life, plus college.

A number of scholarship opportunities are available for online students! Our Online Student Scholarship gives first time, fully online students an opportunity for $500 towards their first semester. To get started with our Online Student Scholarship, or to view our list of available scholarships for which you may qualify, visit our Student Scholarship page now!

The Elementary Education BS (TAP) is only available for teacher assistants in Mississippi.

Attention: The Mississippi Department of Education has waived the requirement of a twenty-one (21) or passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators until December 31st. If students have not attained a gold card by then, they will be required to take the ACT or Praxis core.

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