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:

$389.59

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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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The Teacher Assistant Program (TAP) is a fully online Elementary Education degree from The University of Southern Mississippi designed specifically to help you take control of your own classroom without leaving your position as a teacher assistant. 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.

This program allows you the versatility to choose an endorsement that fits your skill set. As you complete the program you become certified in teaching K-6 with an endorsement in at least one content area as well as a supplemental reading endorsement. Areas of content endorsement include but are not limited to English, social studies, foreign language, science (general, biology, chemistry, or physics), and mathematics. As you progress toward your own classroom you can take classes in child psychology, classroom management, evaluation of exceptional children, and so much more to set you up with everything you need to move into a teaching position. You don’t even have to leave your current classroom to earn your 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

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.

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